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Durbin: Entitlement Reform is "On the Table," Just Don't Mention Any Specific Ideas

HarryReidsAGreatAmerican Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:08 PM
"Defence: 878.5B (24%)" There's lots of room to cut this, especially as we reduce our footprint in the world.
Buck O Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 3:40 PM
And your qualifications as a defense analyst were, what, again?

You will invariably hear over the coming weeks that our politics are broken because these damned Republicans refuse to compromise on anything.  This narrative, to put it bluntly, is a lie.  John Boehner reportedly offered hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenues during debt deal negotiations last summer (only to have Obama pull the rug out from under him), as did the GOP contingent on the 'Super Committee.'  Democrats shut down that plan, too, then refused to offer a single unified counter-proposal.  Sensing that they've backed their opponents into a corner in this dispute, liberals are aggressively...