Barney FrankThe deal between President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for the creation of a “Super Congress” to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.

You won’t find a Super Congress mentioned anywhere in the Constitution. It will be an elite body of 12 members of Congress who write legislation behind closed doors and then announce it to the public. Whatever they decide will then be fast-tracked through both chambers, where it can’t be amended by simple, regular lawmakers.

This is the “Catfood Commission” on steroids.

The creation of a “Super Congress” is how Congress intends to insulate themselves from taking unpopular votes to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits — by investing a small group of elites with extraordinary powers, and then tying their own hands from stopping them.

Eighty-two percent of Americans, across all age and demographic groups and party affiliations (including the Tea Party), oppose cutting Medicare and Social Security to pick up the check for endless wars and Wall Street’s open thievery.

Why would any member  of Congress hand over the power that the voters entrusted them with if they want to keep that job?

This is an emergency: we need you to call your Congressman today and ask them how they intend to vote.

Call your member of Congress and ask them if they intend to vote for a Super Congress to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits.