The Super Committee announced today that it will not produce any recommendations for Congress to act on next month. The markets are reacting badly, which surprises us. They should have seen this coming. Maybe they were hoping for some sort of signal that Congress can function and is prepared to deal with our ongoing fiscal crisis, but every signal we received for the past two months suggested the Committee was going to fall short.
Now that they have missed the mark, the question becomes, “What’s next?”
For the remainder of 2011, Congress needs to act on the tax provisions set to expire …