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  •  Yeah, those Dems are really hanging tough. Right. (2+ / 0-)
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    "Schumer: We're Not That Far Apart On Debt Deal"

    ..."I'm cautiously hopeful, optimistic, that we can come to an agreement ... based on the bipartisan meetings that are going on," Schumer said on CBS's Face The Nation. "While I don't want to get into details, the frameworks they each had were not that far apart. Between the president, Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans, there's a will. We now have to find a way. We know the House won't find that way, so all of it rests on our shoulders."

    Schumer identified two primary sticking points between Reid and McConnell. The first is a long-standing one: What would replace sequestration's automatic spending cuts. Republicans want cuts to entitlement programs, Schumer said. Democrats want a mix of spending cuts, including some to entitlement programs, and new revenue. The other issue is how long to raise the debt ceiling, Schumer said, with Democrats seeking a longer extension and Republicans a shorter one.

    I was going to ask how effing stupid the Beltway Bastards think we all are, but the answer is self-evident.


    Yeah, what we need is more Democrats. Oh, that's supposed to include "better," right? Better at what? playing the rubes once again?

    Will here be any lubricant applied to the Grand Bargain By Another Name Suppository? And how about that TransPacific "Partnership?"

    "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

    by jm214 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 08:17:14 AM PDT

    •  The TPP (3+ / 0-)
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      or Toilet Paper Partnership must be made public, before being voted on. When it becomes widely known what's in that POS we might stop it. Why the hell do they need to keep it a secret? Because it sucks for us.

      A true craftsman will meticulously construct the apparatus of his own demise.

      by onionjim on Sun Oct 13, 2013 at 08:25:01 AM PDT

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