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Stalling Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

D G Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:43 PM
What did BHO propose for cutting growth of spending?
SuperSam Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:45 PM

The nrubberstamp has no ink left and is nothing but Reid's peon; scapegoat, which is why the Dems put the bum in there to begin with; zero executive experience for the job as Chief Executive.

lois00001 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:45 PM
you do know he's spent less than any president since the 1930's....right?
RHSimard Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:49 PM
Ah, the Rex Nutting accounting sleight-of-hand. Do you really believe that, lois-lots-of-zeros?
lois00001 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:53 PM
yes, I understand arithmetic. I guess they stopped teaching that in the red states.
h20skier2 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:53 PM
You must have taken math with Obama. The federal budget is at an all time high right now. Spending is over $3.6 trillion this year. What was the budget in 1930? I bet you could add the entire decade together and it would equals today's budget.
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 5:33 PM
Lois is obviously talking about earlier decades in terms of today's dollars.
HarryReidAllAmerican Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:45 PM
There is no need to cut the growth of spending.
RHSimard Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:50 PM
Geez, what IS there a need for, pray tell?
h20skier2 Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 4:52 PM
Yeah, I remember all you liberals during Bush's 8 years saying the deficits were irresponsible and unpatriotic. All of a sudden under Obama the deficits are never too much. Under Obama's plan the U.S. debt will reach $20 trillion before the end of his second term. That will mean he will have added more to the national debt than all the previous presidents combined.

UPDATE: Senator Harry Reid appeared on the floor of the Senate this evening announcing that there would be no vote tonight. He said that they will reconvene Monday morning at 11am. “There’s still significant distance between the two sides, but negotiations continue,” Reid said. “There’s still time left to reach an agreement, and we intend to continue negotiations.” With only one day left of the year, it is looking like a very slim chance the two sides can come together to reach a fiscal cliff deal.

UPDATE: Republicans have taken the CPI off the table in an effort to help negotiations....