A Pennsylvania Senator has been chosen for a major job in Washington. Tom MacDonald reports supporters and detractors are already out in force trying to sway him.
US Senator Pat Toomey has been appointed to the Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, that will have to come up with the cuts or revenue enhancements necessary to reduce the deficit by an additional $1.5 trillion. Toomey said there is a lot of work to do.
“This has to be done in a cooperative fashion, it has to be an exercise in finding common ground between Republicans and Democrats and also has to be pro-growth as well,” said Toomey.
Protesters outside Toomey’s Philadelphia office including Steve Nathan called for and end to the cuts already planned.
“Stop favoring the wealthy, to stop favoring Wall Street, stop favoring big business and listen to us,” said Nathan.
Teri Adams, head of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association said Toomey is perfect for the job.
“Senator Toomey was a clear leader in the attempt to prevent a downgrade of Americas’ credit rating the senator authored a proposal that would have balanced the budget in nine years,” said Adams.