What Happens if the ‘Supercommittee’ Fails, in One Chart

Publication: The Washington Post

10/25/2011 - Little news of progress from the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction probably means one of two things: Either the “supercommittee” is good at keeping secrets, or it’s not making much progress.

If it turns out to be the latter, you’ll want to keep this chart handy: The Pew Charitable Trust has outlined how various programs would fare if the supercommittee fails to come up with cuts and triggers $1.2 trillion in across-the-board spending reductions (the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has also put together a similar graph).


Read the article What Happens if the ‘Supercommittee’ Fails, in One Chart in its entirety on the Washington Post Web site.

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