Six Democratic and six Republican senators, are at work at a task that is possibly the most challenging of their political careers: devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from the federal deficit in a manner both political parties can live with.
Committee members were pressed into service following the summer deliberations over raising the federal debt ceiling, a vitriolic and hyper-partisan dispute that provoked widespread voter rancor and disgust.
As committee members continue their deliberations toward their Nov. 23 deadline, what lessons should they take away from the earlier debt ceiling debate debacle?
We asked business, political and communications experts to weigh in.
Their advice is not only valuable to the debt super committee, but equally useful to any business person facing a difficult negotiation.