Pelosi Names Last 3 Dem Picks for Deficit ‘Super Committee’

And they’re just as bad as the first three.

Added to the Dem half of the group are Reps. James Clyburn (D-SC), Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi named Reps. James Clyburn, Xavier Becerra and Chris Van Hollen to the congressional debt reduction committee created to find $1.2 trillion in budget cuts to go along with a rise in the debt ceiling.

Pelosi’s announcement rounds out the 12-member team of lawmakers who are expected to put everything on the table to come up with the tricky Washington talent of finding budget cuts that allow more spending.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/11/pelosi-names-clyburn-becerra-and-van-hollen-to-super-committee/

A breakdown, starting with Clyburn.

Just after Jared Loughner’s shooting rampage in Arizona, mealy-mouthed Clyburn deviated from the blame-Sarah Palin-and-the-Tea Party-crap to blame….wait for it….Governor Angle.  Then he went back to Palin, demonstating his “intellectual” prowess.  And of course, any opposition to Obama is all about racism.

Clyburn has a lengthy left-leaning voting record. A recent ranking by the National Journal listed him to be the 109th most liberal of all 435 US congressional representatives, and he’s considered more liberal than 75.3  percent of other members of the US House of Representatives based on their recent voting records. He supports ObamaCare, and is a reliable pal of organized labor.

Van Hollen:

The 65th most liberal member of Congress, who is 82.7 percent more liberal than his comrades, according to his voting record. On September 29, 2008, Van Hollen voted yes for H.R. 3997 (the bailout bill).  On October 3, 2008, Van Hollen again voted yes for H.R. 1424 (the bailout bill that was revised by the Senate) 
Source: http://www.opencongress.org/roll_call/show/5087

Voted NO on building a fence along the Mexican border.
Voted NO on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project.
Voted NO on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment.
Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted YES on defining “energy emergency” on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Voted NO on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)
Voted NO on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)
Voted YES on regulating tobacco as a drug. (Apr 2009)
http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Chris_Van_Hollen.htm

Becerra:

He’s the worst of the lot, being the 32nd most liberal and 90 percent more liberal than his fellow Dems, based on his record. He also has the honor of being listed as a member of the Socialist Party Caucus.

Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted YES on defining “energy emergency” on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
http://www.ontheissues.org/CA/Xavier_Becerra.htm

I would love to see the GOP half of this committee fight tooth and nail for Constitutional principles and fiscal responsibility, but I don’t think the group has enough balls.

We’ll see.

Related posts:
http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/house-passes-cut-cap-and-balance-bill/
http://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/gop-names-picks-to-deficit-super-committee/

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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/super-committee-complete-182253210.html

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