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Fiscal Cliff Talks Not Going Well So Far

Mary Lynn Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 11:00 AM
LOL - You total fool. At the rate of decrease you propose for the military, it would have a $0.00 budget to work with in 2 1/2 years. Educate yourself before you blather about things you know nothing about. My preference would be to cut the mean tested welfare in half ($1.3 TRILLION this year) and that would be more than the ENTIRE military budget for the same year.

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but fiscal cliff discussion between Republicans and Democrats has already started and will continue after the Holiday weekend. As you can imagine things aren't going so well, which means we are more likely to see some kind of deal not in the next couple weeks, but just before or on Christmas.

The opening round of negotiations this week between White House and senior GOP congressional staffers left both sides pessimistic about their ability to reach a quick deal on averting the fiscal cliff, according to sources familiar with the talks.