The 'Super Congress' Is a Scam Designed to Force Cuts To Popular Programs And Keep Taxes On The Rich Low
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And these outcomes are all but baked into the cake already. You can forget about all the stories of Congressional sausage-making to come – the debt ceiling deal is designed to force lawmakers to make unpopular cuts to popular programs, and keep taxes near their historic lows.
Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy: And Everything else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America . Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter .