That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Occupy" from Sunday night. And from laughter, to horror . . . This is Patrick Martin (WSWS) on Congress' super committee:
The bipartisan congressional committee charged with drafting a plan for slashing the US federal budget deficit entered the final week of its internal discussions, with talks reportedly focused on cuts in Medicare and Social Security. The two federal social programs provide retirement income and medical benefits for tens of millions of elderly people.
The committee is required to propose by November 23 at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years. Both houses of Congress must then give an up-or-down vote on the plan, with no amendments or Senate filibuster allowed, under the provisions of the bipartisan agreement last August that lifted the federal debt ceiling.
If the committee fails to approve a plan by a majority vote of its 12 members, or either house of Congress votes the plan down, automatic budget cuts of roughly $1.2 trillion would be imposed on domestic discretionary and military spending, to take effect in January 2013.
The super committee will likely fail and, you doubt that, please read Manu Raju and Jake Sherman (POLITICO):
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: