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White House budget talks with Senate Republicans break off
| Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:26pm EDT
| David Lawder
Posted on 08/31/2013 6:12:26 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Budget talks between the White House and a small group of U.S. Republican senators have reached an impasse, eliminating Washingtons only active channel for resolving deep fiscal differences as key deadlines loom, senators and aides said on Friday.
A meeting on Thursday between the eight senators and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough failed to produce any movement toward a deal to reduce unsustainable debt and deficits, said Senator Dan Coats, a Republican from Indiana.
Republican Senate aides said that the group of senators, led by Johnny Isakson of Georgia, does not see any reason to continue the meetings because there is not enough common ground. One aide said the major sticking point was a refusal by the Obama administration to consider a larger deal that included cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: budget; budgetcuts; federalbudget; medicare; obama; senategop
posted on 08/31/2013 6:12:27 AM PDT
The only surprise is that the GOPe isn’t waving a copy of a signed deal like that between Chamberlain and Hitler, yet.
posted on 08/31/2013 6:14:31 AM PDT
Cruise missile strikes imminent.
posted on 08/31/2013 6:14:57 AM PDT
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
Budget? I thought all we’ve had the last 5 years are continuing resolutions?
posted on 08/31/2013 6:23:04 AM PDT
(A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
Wag that dog obammy wag that dog you pos.
posted on 08/31/2013 6:27:44 AM PDT
by Joe Boucher
((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
obama already said he wan’t going to negotiate any cuts, nah heck no
gimme or the govt will be shutdown
next week he’ll be in his big black made-in-canada bus telling senior citizens on the nightly news that the GOP is gonna stop their checks
posted on 08/31/2013 6:47:51 AM PDT
(Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
We don’t need to cave to Obama’s “take it or leave it” approach to “negotiating”.
posted on 08/31/2013 6:48:57 AM PDT
by G Larry
(Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
One interesting part of this is that Obama has reported NO increase in the debt since May. He has achieved this by shifting line item payments around, essentially borrowing from critical programs to fund the debt, and spending freely in his pet programs. This means that when the debt ceiling finally hits, he will make dramatic funding cuts to programs that are deemed important to the public. Of course, he will blame the Tea Party Republicans for these "Draconian Cuts to women, children, and the poor".
This has flown by, mostly under the radar. Some have noted the unexplained halt in the debt increase, but rarely is the motive noted.
posted on 08/31/2013 7:08:34 AM PDT
(Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
“Negotiating” with a RAT is a ONE-WAY street - it is my way or the highway. Think Boner has learned that, or should I say I HOPE Boner has learned that.
posted on 08/31/2013 7:12:21 AM PDT
(Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
I thought k street bagman bonehead was not going to negotiate with the our Muslim Marist brotherhood dictator anymore ?
posted on 08/31/2013 7:23:52 AM PDT
( Amnesty media out in full force)
Marxist, I take it? because something tells me that Obama is very not likely to be Marist
posted on 08/31/2013 7:37:55 AM PDT
Why do the pols alway want medicare cuts...and not medicaid? Oh...how careless of me. I forgot about the new leftist god: redistribution of wealth.
posted on 08/31/2013 9:39:26 PM PDT
by ogen hal
(First amendment or reeducation camp)
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