The smart ones were not waiting for the super committee to come up with ways to cut the deficit. They have been selling the dollar.
It is kinda like asking the rapist to create laws to catch the rapist. Or, to ask the fox to design a security for the hen house. Meaning, the congressmen who were at the forefront of creating this deficit, are the LEAST eligible people to find ways of cutting it.
These congressmen make their living ONLY when this ponzi scheme continues. If it comes crashing down, their power/money erodes significantly.
Why could'nt we take some sharp accountants, businessmen etc from the general public (elect one from each state) and ask them to get busy with our balance sheet?