The Congressional supercommittee is tasked with cutting as much as $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit. The committee has a Nov. 23 deadline to make its recommendations to Congress.
The 12 supercommittee members have been meeting — usually behind closed doors. But that hasn’t stopped a flurry of recommendations to the committee on what and where to cut.
Nearly everyone from President Barack Obama to Congressional committee leaders have chimed in on various budget-cutting proposals. And their recommendations have made it clear. Federal pay and benefits are on the table.