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Old 12-03-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Why hasn't the GOP specified the programs it wants to cut yet? Now they have a chance to wipe away pesky programs like Medicare and Social Security, so why aren't they jumping at the opportunity?
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff

By Russell Berman
- 12/03/12 03:00 PM ET
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House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue.

...signed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and four other senior Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

...the offer was based on a proposal outlined by Erskine Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton

...a response to Obama’s opening bid, which called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and reducing the power of Congress to block an increase in the debt ceiling.

In addition to the $800 billion in revenue, the Republicans are proposing $600 billion in health savings, $300 billion in savings from other mandatory spending and $300 billion in further cuts to discretionary spending.
??? Got Internet YET ???
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff

By Russell Berman
- 12/03/12 03:00 PM ET

??? Got Internet YET ???
Great answer to a relatively uninformed sounding question.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff

By Russell Berman
- 12/03/12 03:00 PM ET

??? Got Internet YET ???
Any details???
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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what you liberals are forgetting is that the republican lead house has passed a number of budgets that included spending cuts. unfortunately harry reid has tabled those budgets and refuses to let the senate do anything with them.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Originally Posted by tofurkey View Post
House GOP makes a $2.2 trillion debt counteroffer to Obama on cliff

By Russell Berman
- 12/03/12 03:00 PM ET

??? Got Internet YET ???
Quote:
House Republican leaders have made a counteroffer to President Obama in the fiscal cliff negotiations, proposing to cut $2.2 trillion with a combination of spending cuts, entitlement reforms and $800 billion in new tax revenue.

...signed by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), and four other senior Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

...the offer was based on a proposal outlined by Erskine Bowles, the former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton

...a response to Obama’s opening bid, which called for $1.6 trillion in tax increases and reducing the power of Congress to block an increase in the debt ceiling.

In addition to the $800 billion in revenue, the Republicans are proposing $600 billion in health savings, $300 billion in savings from other mandatory spending and $300 billion in further cuts to discretionary spending.
This offer is lacking on specifics, isn't it? Kind of like saying, "we will make spending cuts and increase revenue." Did the GOP stay up all night to come up with nothing?
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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what you liberals are forgetting is that the republican lead house has passed a number of budgets that included spending cuts. unfortunately harry reid has tabled those budgets and refuses to let the senate do anything with them.

That was then. This is now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:39 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Why Hasn't the GOP Proposed Spending Cuts Yet?

Let's be honest, OK?

This whole GOP "deficit crisis" isn't about budgets, spending, or taxes.

It's ALL about obstructing the president. Plain and simple.

Bush's GOP congress (house and senate) is largely responsible for a whole lot of the debt/deficit we currently have and they never uttered a peep about it being a problem. The recession we're in is mostly a result of years of GOP policy promoting tax cuts. trickle-down, and deregulation that allowed Wall St to build and then burst the housing bubble on risky investment schemes that should have been illegal. Bush kept the costs of his two middle quagmire off the books for his entire term, then Obama was honest enough to make the costs public by putting them on the budget. Now, the Pubs cry about their spending. But blame it on Obama. And think no one is on to them.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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This is the GOP offer at this point ..

Three-Card Budget Monte - NYTimes.com
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: #
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Everything will work out now as I no longer buy the "It's just to block Obama" mantra any longer. There are way too many careers to be risked on the Republican side.
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