Skip to comments.Source: Reid looking for votes on fiscal cliff package
Posted on 12/26/2012 3:01:03 PM PST by jimbo123
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, in conjunction with the White House, is working to see if the scaled back fiscal cliff package President Barack Obama laid out last week can get through Congress before December 31st.
Reid has made clear in private conversations he does not want to bring any bill to the Senate floor unless he is sure it will pass both the Democratic-led Senate and the Republican-held House.
It is still an open question, however, whether the vote threshold in the Senate would be a majority, or whether it would be 60 votes. That will depend on what Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Reid work out.
As far as the House goes, Democrats believe if they can get a bill through the Senate, it is likely they can get it through the House with most Democrats voting yes and, Democrats hope, about 30 or so House Republicans crossing party lines.
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SCREW’M....over the edge now
My advice to Boehner & McConnell, go cliff diving and let the next Congress begin to address it. And do not increase the debt limit - FUBO.
Not if it includes unlimited debt ceiling language and years long extension of unemployment..just where are the spending cuts???? 2 dollars or more in cuts for every dollar of spending. Whatever happened to the 5% solution..everybody cuts 5% from their budget. Geez, corporations do this all the time. Fed up with these people.
You bring up a good point on letting the next Congress take it up. I remember back in early Nov or so that Boehner said in a press conference something to the effect of “....one thing is for sure this will not be handled in a lame-duck Congress.” Don’t know if that idea still holds with him though.
“...about 30 or so House Republicans crossing party lines.”
This time Boehner won’t be providing cover for the RINOs.
It will be very interesting ro see who doesn’t care if they’re reelected, or removed from their plum committees or even chairmanships.
F Reid and his package....
Does that include cutting Medicare and SS payments? We have 10,000 people a day retiring and they will continue to do so each and every day for the next 20 years. There are 58 million on SS and 47 million on Medicare now. There are also 70 million on Medicaid and 47 million on food stamps.
Over the cliff. If any conservative that gives a damn should be able to frame this squarely on numbnuts.
It is an across the board cut.
Reid said he would not work with Romney, had Romney won the election.
I think we REMIND Reid of that statement, over and over and over again!
“Does that include cutting Medicare and SS payments?”
No, not payments..those are obligations. But you can be certain that they can find 5% of fat that can be trimmed in administrative costs and other overhead functions. Travel, percs, office equipment, heck, even stationary.
Every company I ever worked for figured out ways to reduce their overhead and did it regularly. They did it and stayed in business. Why shouldn’t we expect the same from government?
Let me guess: its ALL spending and no cuts. Not even imaginary cuts.
FUHR. You despicable tyrant. ESAD.
“YOUR public debt.”
If you use budget reconciliation (requires 51) then you just delay it another 8 years, which is why the tax cuts expired at end of 2010.
And how do you factor in inflation in terms of the cuts?
Across the board? So you cut Medicare, SS, Medicaid, food stamps, etc. by 5%? Do you really think that Congress would ever pass such cuts? And what would the public reaction be?