Fiscal cliff talks intensify, but with little apparent progress as end-of-year deadline looms

  • Article by: ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 12, 2012 - 2:15 AM
  • 135
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
richieDec. 11, 1210:36 AM

I would like to also hear about the loopholes the Republicans intend to close in their plan. I've been listening and all I've heard is evasive answers and absolutely no details.

53
31
truthhurts73Dec. 11, 1210:44 AM

Let me see Obama's plan, one in which spending cuts are ill-defined and revenue is generated from the incomes of a minority of tax payers, or the fiscal cliff in which the cuts have already been clearly laid out by congress and EVERY tax payer contributes to raising revenue. BRING ON THE FISCAL CLIFF!!!!

41
34
kebu80Dec. 11, 1210:51 AM

Spending cuts? By Democrats? Are you kidding me? They will just leave the spending cuts to the next Republican President if we can ever elect one. Which seems highly unlikely since over 50% of the voting public relies on Gov't entitlements now. Fiscal Cliff here we come!

47
52
theagonybhoDec. 11, 1210:56 AM

There are no cuts just spending increases that offset any new revenue.

35
36
actdirDec. 11, 1211:00 AM

They voted for these projects and programs and now are criticizing them. Give the line item veto to the President (either party as we go along) and a lot of wasteful spending could be eliminated. Also, where's a list of pork barrel spending projects in Mr. McConnell's home state that he got through the system.

38
22
muggsh2oDec. 11, 1211:09 AM

Great idea. The liberals ripped Romney/Ryan for not having specifics, yet we've had 4 years of no specifics. I'm pretty sure the American would like to see them, also.

32
44
davidf69Dec. 11, 1211:21 AM

Lets all just hold hands and go over the cliff together. Then everyone has skin in the game and we can get back to the Clinton tax rates that the Dems are so proud of

32
17
bethmdDec. 11, 1211:25 AM

Not sure the right mix, but it seems every rational plan include a mixture of spending cuts and tax increases. For the President to not engage on those specifics continues a lack of leadership in the area of the economy. Very dissapointing.

26
34
rainpiggerDec. 11, 1211:26 AM

It's not just the GOP...I think we are all waiting for the list of Democrat spending cuts.

24
30
sek2undrstndDec. 11, 1211:27 AM

If my memory serves me correctly it was the Republicans who cried "WE DON"T HAVE A REVENUE PROBLEM, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM." If that's the case, then the Republicans should determine where they want to cut spending.

45
21

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT