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Eric Cantor: “I Do Not Support” the Fiscal Cliff Bill

Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 7:58 AM
Well, let's see what this does to the debt ceiling debate. The current debt ceiling will be hit in around 4-6 weeks. There are no tax rate changes attached, so it is a "cleaner" fight about expenditures. The House should repast a tough budget and pass it along as a condition of any movement at all in the debt ceiling. The fiscal cliff was only Opera Buffa set up by the Dems around the tax issue, their main issue. This fight isn't over. As my Grandmother used to say, "after the battle, tighten your helmet".
para_dimz Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:45 AM
BTDT. You either aren't clued in to the pace of the game, as its played or you believe in fairy tales. These are the Chicago Cubs. It will always be, has always been " wait till next year."
I've heard comments like yours one too many times. I will not be suckered, ever again.
Libertarians, where do I sign up?
wtmoore1 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:01 AM
Wow. Your grandmother sounds tough as nails.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:06 AM
She was one tough but loving little woman. And a fount of wisdom.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:01 AM
Sorry, repast=repass. iPad auto spell hits again!
Chestertonfan Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:01 AM
Sorry, repast=repass. iPad auto spell hits again!

It’s going to be another long night. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor walked out of the GOP House conference meeting today saying that he does not support the Senate bill and a number of House Republicans have expressed serious concern with the lack of balance in the bill with regard to spending cuts. CBO figures put the ratio at 41:1—tax increases to spending cuts.

Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said after today's first conference meeting that the lack of spending cuts in the Senate bill "was a universal concern amongst members in...