Negotiators see big budget deal on taxes, benefits as out of reach, hopeful on smaller accord

  • Article by: ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 24, 2013 - 5:18 PM

WASHINGTON — Forget a grand bargain. Reaching even a small budget deal will be a challenge when negotiators start meeting next week in an effort to salvage any kind of agreement in the aftermath of this month's shutdown debacle and debt limit crisis.

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theagonybhoOct. 24, 13 4:09 PM

What a joke, do us a favor dont bother lets shut the government down and default to light a fire under these guys. The DEMS are just as bad as the GOP, both worthless.

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dogmanOct. 24, 13 9:34 PM

The republicans got their cuts with the sequester... now it's time to work on bringing revenue back to where it was before Bush cut it to the bone

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jpcooperOct. 24, 1310:38 PM

Pass a clean CR with 90 days worth of spending and raise the debt ceiling for 12 weeks!

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theagonybhoOct. 25, 1310:38 AM

dogman, you do realize the small deal the DEMS are throwing out there will undo the sequestor, and you got your tax increase on the wealthy in January.

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dogmanOct. 25, 13 5:14 PM

All the better... the sequester is costing us jobs and economic activity... both of which are needed... we're still a long way from normal revenue levels... we need to keep working on getting the tax rates back to Clinton era, if not pre-Reagan era rates

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