So apparently it’s okay if the Super Committee fails to reach an agreement on deficit reduction. According to John McCain, the automatic “triggers” that were put in place to force congress to negotiate a deficit reduction plan don’t really matter:
If there is a failure on the part of the super committee, we will be amongst the first on the floor to nullify that provision. Congress is not bound by this. It’s something we passed, we can reverse it.
The insincerity of this statement is unbelievable. First, he’s saying that any guarantee that Congress gave to the American public that this fail-safe piece of legislation would bring down the deficit was all bull. Second, he’s saying what all of us already know: that the dubious “compromise” which brought the debt-ceiling crisis to an end was as phony and contrived as the events that led to it in the first place.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of all of this is that Congress’s job approval rating is only at 13%.