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  •  Right here. (1+ / 0-)
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    Senator Reid's offer is reported here.

    •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
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      I was going to post different links, but the information is all over.

      Fact is, negotiations have been going on for weeks.

      To say "we won't negotiate" is semantics.

      Again--this isn't a complaint! It is great that we have held lines that we used to cede. The line has helped us do it.

      But the fact is that negotiations are going on feverishly.

      Let's hope we end up with a good deal.

      "I'm a dweller on the threshold ..."

      by thresholder on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 10:47:12 AM PDT

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    •  Ahahaha! (0+ / 0-)

      Trial Balloon Central Politico Reports!

      Get back to us when they float another balloon, because this one's been popped...

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 10:47:54 AM PDT

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      •  Similar details are reported all over (1+ / 0-)
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        like here.  And you can probably turn on the TV yourself to see Reid, McConnell, Pelosi, and Boehner going to the WH to meet with the President at 3.  

        There's no question negotiations are going on.  I, for one, am happy that the Democrats choose to negotiate rather than allow default.  They have the upper hand, of course, and don't have to offer much in negotiation, but as long as there's something they get, the Senate Republicans will go for it, which puts the pressure on Boehner to allow a vote.  

        The only way I see of avoiding reaching "default day" without a deal is for there to be negotiations.  

        •  Oh, yes, yes, I know (0+ / 0-)

          they're Going On. I don't think anyone is disputing that much, unless you haven't been reading their comments thoroughly.

          Let them pretend to negotiate. We don't have to give up a goddamn thing. If you believe otherwise, you're wrong.

          This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

          by lunachickie on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 10:56:48 AM PDT

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          •  Well, I agree that we're in the dominant position (1+ / 0-)
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            But I do think the admin. will give in on the medical device tax in order to look like they're willing to make concessions to avoid a default.
            They have to thread the needle between the wisdom of "no negotiations" and the media's assumption of the gop talking point about "the admin.'s rigidity".
            I think there will be a deal struck tonight so checks can go out to defense contractors tomorrow.
            I would prefer it if they didn't yield and made Boehner buckle and accept the discharge petition and vote a clean cr/debt limit.
            I think he will.

            You can't make this stuff up.

            by David54 on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 11:32:30 AM PDT

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        •  Meant to add (1+ / 0-)
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          frankly, every last "news source" is full of GOP Stenography, so one should hardly consider themselves "better informed" from reading any of them.

          A trial balloon is a trial balloon is a "News Story From Major Mainstream American Media". Please.

          This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

          by lunachickie on Mon Oct 14, 2013 at 10:59:08 AM PDT

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