Stewart on the Supercommittee

Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. john personna says:

    Let’s pause and remember that the GOP denied the Grand Bargain because they were worried that those negotiated cuts would not be real, and the GOP suggested in place a Super Committee …

  2. Just nutha ig'rant cracker says:

    @john personna: Let’s not and just say we did instead–that’s about the same as sequestration, or so it seems.

  3. john personna says:

    @Just nutha ig’rant cracker:

    Well, we’ve had many chances to actually do cuts. The Grand Bargain was the biggest and most recent attempt.

    The Super Committee on the other hand was a “kick the can” leading to more “kick the can,’ apparently.

    The idea that we couldn’t take the bargain because something better was possible is pretty well shot.