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Murray: Debt Panel Democrats Waiting On GOP Compromise
Dow Jones ^ | Nov 17, 2011 | Kristina Peterson

Posted on 11/17/2011 11:12:14 AM PST by mdittmar

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Democrats on the congressional deficit-reduction committee delved into another round of meetings Thursday, insisting that the next step toward compromise must come from Republicans. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, the Democratic leader of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, said that Democrats made a significant concession in their latest proposal. "We have made it clear that we are willing to meet their offer, but it has to be in a way that's fair to working families and puts our country back to work," she told reporters as she entered a meeting of the supercommittee's six Democratic lawmakers. Democrats last Friday accepted many elements of a proposal by Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) for about $400 billion in tax hikes and other revenues and $876 billion in spending cuts, in details of the meeting that emerged this week, according to Democratic aides. Republicans rejected the proposal because Democrats did not want to extend the Bush-era tax cuts. GOP lawmakers had maintained Wednesday that they were waiting for a Democratic response to Toomey's $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction proposal. "The productive conversation has to be on their side now to resolve the difference of where they are on whether or not to put real revenue on the table, " Murray said Thursday. "Once they've resolved that and are willing to compromise--as we have--then we can reach a deal." The bipartisan, 12-lawmaker panel has less than a week to reach agreement on how to reduce the federal budget deficit by at least $1.2 trillion over 10 years. If the supercommittee can't find a deal before Nov. 23, or Congress doesn't approve it by late December, automatic spending cuts of the same size will be triggered, starting in 2013.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: pattymurray; supercommittee
The "mom in tennis shoes" speaks;)
1 posted on 11/17/2011 11:12:16 AM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The Repubs have already compromised their no-tax principle. Dowdy Mom in Tennis Shoes might want to explain that one further.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 11:21:51 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: mdittmar
It's painfully obvious that whatever this unconstitutional committee agrees on will do little or nothing to actually reduce the deficit but it will screw the taxpayers with higher rates and/or the loss of income tax deductions. Government spending will be 'cut' microscopically, if at all, and we'll hear 'bi-partisan' bandied about as if that somehow justifies increasing the humongous federal deficit while piling on more taxes in a very bad economy. I have zero respect for this dog-and-pony show being performed by congress for the benefit of the taxpayers who actually believe they won't be screwed, again. They're playing us, as always.
3 posted on 11/17/2011 11:22:09 AM PST by Jim Scott (on the 'Cain Train')
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To: ScottinVA

Or rather...

Osama Fan in Tennis Shoes.


4 posted on 11/17/2011 11:22:28 AM PST by ScottinVA (I miss America.)
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To: mdittmar

And how are you supposed to compromise with an alcoholic on their drinking problem or a drug addict with their substance abuse...This is more liberal double-speak, as they are trying to keep their precious progressivism and statist policies alive in the face of bitter financial reality. Good luck with that one!


5 posted on 11/17/2011 11:22:28 AM PST by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: mdittmar

In other words: the GOP needs to make the all the proposals, so the Democrats can sit back and attack them.


6 posted on 11/17/2011 11:23:55 AM PST by Brookhaven (The media is throwing smoke bombs at Cain and claiming the smoke is proof of fire)
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To: mdittmar

Patty wouldn’t know “fair” if it hit her in the face.

The libs will spend every nickle in added revenue twice!

If they had a goose that laid golden eggs, they’d set the egg on the shelf and carve up the goose!


7 posted on 11/17/2011 11:24:05 AM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: Brookhaven; All

congressional deficit-reduction committee?


8 posted on 11/17/2011 11:27:31 AM PST by mdittmar (i)
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To: mdittmar

The ommies in her state, and believe me there are plenty of them, keep voting this ding bat back in. We must vote the career politicians OUT of Congress, both the House AND the Senate! Impose term limits to Congress with no pensions!

We also need to go back to the way we used to vote at the polls, with human beings counting the ballots! Until we do, how do we know what votes are counting and what votes are not! Computers are rigged. A Republican and a Democrat should both count the ballots and recount them until they tally. Also, Validity of the voter must be tightened.


9 posted on 11/17/2011 11:28:04 AM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: mdittmar
Murray: Debt Panel Democrats Waiting On GOP Compromise Surrender There fixed it for you
10 posted on 11/17/2011 11:28:25 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mdittmar
The "mom in tennis shoes" Stupidest Person in Congress speaks
11 posted on 11/17/2011 11:29:10 AM PST by Drill Thrawl (The patient is too far gone to save.)
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To: MNJohnnie

She probably won’t have to wait very long.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 11:30:50 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: mdittmar

Will Boehner and McConnell sell out the country to claim a bipartisan compromise? I think we are going to be sold down the river.


13 posted on 11/17/2011 11:36:40 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Paperdoll
The ommies in her state

Would that be commies or mommies?

14 posted on 11/17/2011 12:29:37 PM PST by Siena Dreaming
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To: mdittmar
You know about how serious they were when they formed it with Sen. Patty Murray on it.


15 posted on 11/17/2011 12:31:40 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Siena Dreaming

Thank you, Commies, of course.


16 posted on 11/17/2011 12:37:10 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: mdittmar

Senator Max Baucus, Democrat, Montana, was raised on the family’s Seiben Sheep Ranch near Helena, MT. One day, Max’s Dad took the pickup out to look for young Max. He turned the corner by the barn, and saw Max furiously humping a ewe.
“Max!”, his father screamed. “Get in the truck!”
They raced in to town and parked in front of the post office. People were lined-up around the block to get into the post office.
“There!”, said Max’s Dad. “Have sex with one of those people!”
Max was confused.
“Why one of these people, Dad?”
“Because”, Max’s Dad explained, “Today is April 15th and the only people lined up at the post office on April 15th are people who have to pay their taxes.”
“So?” asked little Max.
“So we’re Democrats and we screw the taxpayers. Leave the sheep for the libertarians.”


17 posted on 11/17/2011 12:51:07 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: capt. norm

You should be flogged for posting that picture.

Downright cruel.


18 posted on 11/17/2011 12:54:19 PM PST by dforest
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19 posted on 11/17/2011 1:43:41 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Jim Scott

Yes we just need to keep reminding everyone this whole super committee is totally unconstitutional. What are Senators doing trying to originate financial legislation? All financial legislation has to originate in the House of Representatives.


20 posted on 11/17/2011 1:48:34 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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21 posted on 11/17/2011 1:59:21 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: mdittmar

It astonishes me to imagine that the Republicans would agree to tax hikes (any at all would be suicidal) even as they bend over and, by default, take the blame for “cuts” in medicare, social security, education, etc. The scumbag Democrats are home free no matter what the outcome of this laughingstock “Super Committee”.

This is one of the most baffling exercises in political self-immolation by Republicans I have ever witnessed.

/headshaking disgust


22 posted on 11/17/2011 2:06:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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