Budget talk drones on, but all hope is not gone

  • Article by: Clea Benson and Phil Mattingly , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: March 17, 2013 - 11:08 PM

Sen. Klobuchar says a “grand bargain” budget deal is still possible. Speaker Boehner is less sure.

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drfranktMar. 18, 13 6:09 AM

How about we just use the last budget put out by the senate? Oh, wait.....!

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nomedsMar. 18, 13 7:46 AM

Have the sequestration cuts taken effect yet? Haven't noticed a thing.

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hennyboganMar. 18, 13 8:34 AM

drftankt....tells the repubs to stop the nonstop filibusters and allow the process to work.

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pitythetoolsMar. 18, 13 9:19 AM

Obama and the democrats have no intention of proposing or passing a budget. That is more than obvious. People can be highly critical of the GOP plan, but until an alternative is proposed or the democrats agree to negotiate it is the best we have to go on. Why do the democrats and Obama refuse to negotiate and refuse to follow the law?

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joe_mnMar. 18, 13 9:20 AM

Hope is lost? Govt seems to be spending like usual? Govt will never spend less. Might slow down spending increases. That is govt speak for a cut you know?

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pitythetoolsMar. 18, 13 9:26 AM

hennybogan: Who is filibustering the budget process?

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jpcooperMar. 18, 13 9:39 AM

Lets put the work under the last budget passed by Congress and signed by a sitting President, the 2008 Federal Budget. $2.9T in Federal Spending

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kindaliberalMar. 18, 1311:47 AM

"The Senate budget proposal laid out last week by Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., would generate nearly $1 trillion in new revenue while protecting Medicare and expanding Medicaid health-care coverage for more low-income Americans. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week proposed a plan for balancing the government’s books in 10 years by cutting $4.6 trillion."----Somewhere in the middle of these two proposals is the grand bargain that can be agreed too.

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pitythetoolsMar. 18, 1311:54 AM

"would generate nearly $1 trillion in new revenue" Taking another trillion out of the private sector to grow a bigger government is going to kill the economy.

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windigolakeMar. 18, 13 1:03 PM

drfrankt: "How about we just use the last budget put out by the senate?" Except there is no requirement that the Senate create the budget. Why haven't the Repubs put forward a budget that has passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives? Because they have no clue how to manage government. Clearly the garbage that the defeated VP candidate puts out is not a budget since he has opposed most of what he now supports.

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