Skip to comments.New Gop Shutdown/Debt Plan, But No Agreement Yet
Posted on 10/11/2013 12:24:50 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, under the proposal Congress and the White House would explore ways to ease across-the-board federal budget cuts that began taking effect a year ago, and replace at least part of them with benefit-program curbs that have been included in recent presidential budgets. Officials who described the approach did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss private conversations.
With the weekend approaching, and the deadline for raising the debt limit five days away, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said it was time to "put this hysterical talk of default behind us and instead start talking about finding solutions to the problems."
McConnell and Senate Republicans met with Obama at the White House, a session that lasted about 90 minutes. Returning to the Capitol, GOP lawmakers huddled with McConnell, who told reporters, "Now we're back here to actually work on trying to get a solution on a bipartisan basis."
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They are making progress. Time for Obama to move the goalposts again. /S
I suspect the GOP-elite is gonna cave piece by piece and hope that doing it gradually won’t look as blatant. They have already dropped Obamacare, by the end of this weekend they will have given into virtually all of the Senate and WH demands.
“I suspect the GOP-elite is gonna cave piece by piece and hope that doing it gradually wont look as blatant. They have already dropped Obamacare, by the end of this weekend they will have given into virtually all of the Senate and WH demands.”
If they do, the Republicans are going to get slaughtered next year. People are paying attention, and are fed up. They will not show up just to vote for an “R”, and without conservative voters, the Republican party is nothing more than a bunch of empty suits.
Did the Senate GOOBs get to kiss Barry’s ring and feet?
he won’t do sh.. he doesn’t have to. the polls say its the repubs fault. I think its called mind control...
Translation of GOPe proposal: "We'll give you action now, in exchange for your promise of action later."
How many times to they think we'll let them get away with this?
I trust Matt Bevin is now rapidly rubbing his hands together.
Hey Mitch (not the Atlas character :), I don't recall any "hysterical" talk. Just plain dollars and sense.
Why the sarc tag? It’s true, and the GOPe will fall for it. As mentioned above, they’re caving piecemeal, but they are nevertheless caving.
I think they dropped Obamacare because they can’t UNFUND it and it looks like it might commit suicide....which is why we’re not getting any numbers.
We r going to look like complete fools if we get nothing out of the deal! What r we supposed to say to those on the other side? They have come this far, why fold now? Who cares what the press says? Maybe other Freepers see something I don’t?
So McQueeg is involved? We’re screwed. Every time something bad happens, that rat-bastard is at the center of it.
That is a good point and people r realizing it is not “free”.
So, as of right now they are in the process of caving-in and will probably bury this in the weekend news so that by Monday Obama can declare victory.
Much of the public cares what they press says. And yes, that does mean they are obscenely uninformed and gullible, but wishing for that to change is tantamount to wishing for a Victoria’s Secret model to walk into your house tonight and make a marriage proposal.
There has to be better articulation from conservatives from the grassroots level all the way up to the federal level. Conservative/libertarian intellectuals, as examples PJ O Rourke and Thomas Sowell have pointed out ad naseum. And the fight for more legit leaders representing us in the House and Senate next year must intensify REGARDLESS of how this plays out.
According to the picture above, Cruz is involved as well...Not sure if this the case...
I don’t know. If I were Cruz I’d carry a 10-foot pole with me to touch McQueeg after all the things that old piece of crap has been saying about me. If it were me. I’m not nearly as good a man as Cruz.
Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander
Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham
PLEASE, Louie Gohmert, let me add your name as opposing Cornyn
Never in history have their been worse negotiators. Never. They constantly negotiate against themselves and the other side never gives an inch. If they were in business, they would have crushed and shut the doors two years ago.