Partisan stalemates over tax hikes, spending cuts, pose high hurdle to deficit 'grand bargain'

  • Article by: CHARLES BABINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 4, 2013 - 3:59 PM
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copper88Apr. 5, 13 8:32 AM

Time to say "NO" to the "Grand Bargain". There will be no bargaining so long as the republicans control the house. We have the sequester now and we should let that sit with all the red states that just got their Federal welfare payments whacked. How's that working out for you, Kansas?

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theagonybhoApr. 6, 13 4:13 PM

copper88, Time to say "NO" to the "Grand Bargain". There will be no bargaining so long as the Democrats wont make any cuts. We have the sequester now, backed by Obama and we should let that sit with all the red states that just got their Federal welfare payments whacked. We have too many people on welfare anyways. Its amazing how much manufactured calamity a decrease in increased spending can cause. 85 billion? we lose that much yearly with inadvertant government payments.

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dogmanApr. 6, 13 6:07 PM

"Its amazing how much manufactured calamity a decrease in increased spending can cause." -- it's amazing how this same comment makes it into every thread. Almost like a talking point. But you might want to talk to the veterans, the cancer patients, and the thousands of others who have already been negatively affected by the republican-forced sequester. They probably don't care if it's manufactured or not.. but I bet they agree it's a calamity.

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theagonybhoApr. 6, 13 6:22 PM

dogman, when your broke thiers always pain, the sequester was conceived by both sides and backed by Obama, if he would have made some substantial cuts we wouldnt be here, were broke to the tune of 17 trillion.

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dogmanApr. 6, 1310:01 PM

"were broke to the tune of 17 trillion" -- another teapublican talking point.. we're nowhere near broke. I'm curious what pain the one percent are feeling, other than their wasted campaign donations. But I guess it's convenient for the glass-half-empty crowd that Bush reversed the revenue/spending trajectory early in his presidency. Gives teapublicans something to wave their hands about.

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