Wow! More than 175,000 submissions have been received by the congressional "super committee" on deficit reduction.
Apparently, Americans -- or quite a few of them, anyway -- have some ideas on how to trim $1.5 trillion from the nation’s deficit.
Friday is the deadline for formal submissions from House and Senate committees that want to weigh in. House Democrats offered their packet of ideas Thursday, while committees in the Republican House have largely declined to submit formal recommendations. So far, 28 recommendations have been offered.
The super committee’s website will remain open for business to receive other suggestions from the public. Folks can go to deficitreduction.gov to send their ideas.