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Edit: Supercommittee Flames Out

The 12-person Congressional “super committee” tasked with reducing our national debt has thrown in the towel. Out of the six Republicans and six Democrats, not one would break party lines to agree on a plan. Are we surprised? Not a bit. Disgusted? Absolutely. Predictably, our bull-headed representatives are already angrily pointing fingers across the aisle. Republicans call out Democrats who refuse to chop any entitlement programs; the Democrats say that Republicans refuse to quash any of the tax breaks benefiting the nation’s rich. We deserve better/Twin Falls Times-News. More here. (AP file photo of part of supercommittee)

Question: Does the failure to reach agreement by the supercommittee underscore the possibility that the U.S. Congress/American political system is broken?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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