This Week's Agenda: Super Committee, Female Soldiers, Economy

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Congressional "super committee," put in charge of finding $1.2 trillion to cut from the deficit, have mostly been a top secret committee that have shared very little about their meetings. As the super committee continues to find cuts in the deficit, a number of economic indicators are set to be released this week, including new home sales and GDP figures. Also on the agenda for this week, the Pentagon is set to release a report on the role of women soldiers in the military and whether or not they should be allowed to serve in combat roles. And after President Obama's announcement that all U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of the year, there could be some fallout, especially among Republicans, on Capitol Hill.

Charlie Herman, economics and business editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, and Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, look ahead at the big stories in the news this week.

Comments [1]

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It is difficult to take sneering cheap sophistry like "$800 billion...into home mortgages" seriously as cogent commentary.
According to the US Constitution the nation is supposed to "provide for the common defense" and Congress authorizes military action which is what happened in Iraq unlike Libya for example.
Is it the job of the federal government to pay people's mortgages?

Oct. 24 2011 09:05 AM

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