Politic365‘s Jeneba Ghatt spoke with Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) about the recent failure of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach a compromise on $1.2 trillion of federal debt.
“The ‘super committee’ was bogged down by Republican dissension that did not or would not listen to [the majority of] American people that indicated that they were willing to tighten their belts, willing to make the sacrifice, but they wanted to have a mutual burden and benefit,” argues Jackson-Lee.
“The unwillingness to do the job that’s necessary was what torpedoed the super committee. We can [now] move into the next fiscal year and do our job.”
Listen to the complete interview below …