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  •  You left some stuff out. (4+ / 0-)
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    Pelosi reiterated her insistence that Democrats will oppose cuts to entitlement benefits as a tool of deficit reduction. And she established a rule of thumb for how much help Boehner can expect from her party.

    "As far as the number is concerned, the bigger the cuts the fewer the Democrats," she said.

     She also stated that she did not think that the GOP would accept this deal.

    ~a little change goes a long way~

    by missliberties on Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 12:40:30 PM PDT

    •  not really (6+ / 0-)

      she said:

      There's one big problem: "I don't think the Republicans are going to accept that. So whatever they would want to accept over-and-above that would have to be something, I think, down the road. And that would be treating entitlements and revenue."

      the portion i quoted referenced that:

      And if, as a result, the GOP declined the offer, Democrats would agree to punt the questions of entitlement spending and tax cuts to a future, streamlined legislative process.

      as for opposing cuts to benefits i quoted this:

      The plan would place a firewall between entitlement spending and the threat of default

      i think that's basically what you were quoting.

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