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Pelosi: Super Committee Doing A Disservice If It Doesn't Consider Employment Impact Of Its Deficit Plan


"The committee put its rules together in a bipartisan was a priority for the House Democrats in the writing of the rules to say that as they made judgment as to how these initiatives would reduce the deficit that they should also demonstrate how each initiative would create jobs -- or not," Pelosi said.

A small group of Senate Democrats is pushing this idea publicly -- after all, a deficit plan that will actively harm the economy is unlikely to pass the Committee, let alone Congress, and tacking such an analysis on to that legislation will mean they can't ignore the issue.

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