November 21st, 2011
01:13 PM ET

'Super committee' headed for failure, aides concede

Members of the congressional "super committee" - the bipartisan panel tasked with finding at least $1.2 trillion in budget savings over the next decade - will likely announce Monday that they have failed, according to both Democratic and Republican aides.

"No decisions or agreement has been reached concerning any announcement or how this will end," one senior Democratic aide said. "But, yes, the likely outcome is no agreement will be reached."

Markets dropped as news spread of the panel's apparent failure. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had declined over 300 points by noon Monday.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This is all coming back to basics: don't neglect the next election.
    You vote for your own best interests.
    That's how it works.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      which mean vote whoever gonna fatten the wallets and pocketbooks...

      November 21, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    hi Joey, how you feeling today dear heart?

    November 21, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Better. I went to the gym today.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Tomorrow I'm going to the office.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    actually Joey the electoral votes decide not popular votes. Another thing that needs to be updated.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    And i thought you were sposed to take time off AND you were going to listen to ur dr!

    November 21, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I listened to "start back slowly."
    I have canceled a lot of work.
    I completely changed what I eat.
    I'm going slowly.

    November 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      soyah kicking yah escargots todah curve, huh??? ...don't forget to use the lemons!

      November 21, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Ok at least youre attempting to listen lol cuz i distinctly remember you saying off a week to l0 days lmao THEN start back slowly?

    November 21, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I said whu?
    Well, it's been since Thursday about 10 days ago that I went to the hospital.

    November 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I did a light workout today, will again tomorrow AM, and then do some paperwork. I can't live in the bed. 🙂

    November 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Our elected officials & those itching to be elected can only sustain their power to continue or get elected, if they kow tow to lobbies & special interest.
    Any & all who harbor thoughts otherwise or dare to speak up would most certainly be deprived of funding, media support and other props. Be dubbed with all sorts of labels like socialists, unpatriotic or even worse.
    So where do we begin to get the system overhauled so that we the people make a difference?

    November 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    It's the people that will make a difference, not the government.
    One way or another, there will be a difference. Things will get better, or they'll continue to get worse.
    I don't see that the thinking of the people is improving.
    Computers and cell phones seem to be improving–just not Blackberry.

    November 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Sigh! Yes.

    The young the architects of future , perhaps will make a difference.

    November 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    ok @ saywhat, you normally have very intelligent comments and im gonna assume that will continue, so, what should the American people do now? Im quite willing to take your advice. And sorry i stepped out, had to shop grrr (hated task) italian thanksgiving

    November 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    My mom bein italian, gonna go with her tradition this year! Mmm

    November 21, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      so chrissy what doodah the italianos eat on thanksgiving...I watch lydia's italy and that woman's azzzzzzzzzz is bigger than paula dean's!

      November 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
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