$1.5 trillion in cuts would be decided by a committee of 12 lawmakers evenly divided between the two parties and two chambers. This so-called super Congress would have to present its cuts by Thanksgiving, and the rest of Congress could not amend or filibuster the recommendations. But if the super Congress somehow failed to enact savings, the measure requires automatic cuts worth at least $1.2 trillion. Those cuts would be split equally between military and domestic programs. Social Security, Medicaid and programs for the poor would be spared, but Medicare providers -- not beneficiaries -- would take a hit. My recommendation would be to choose the three Senate members from each party who are not up for reelection. As for the House members, well they're always in campaign mode as their first priority, so hopefully they'll just sit down, shut up and listen as long-range fiscal fixes are discussed and developed that are good for the entire country, not just them and their districts.