Skip to comments.Potential Debt Limit ‘Plan C’ Emerges, Democrats Say (GOP ready to shaft Conservatives, again)
Posted on 07/28/2011 8:04:31 PM PDT by tobyhill
Democratic officials are cautiously optimistic that the outlines of a potential compromise a Plan C are emerging that could bridge the differences between plans pushed by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
The officials said President Obama has spent the past couple of days quietly reaching out to leaders in both parties to try and start hammering out the details, though it's clear this is still only in the discussion phase and they are not close to a deal yet.
Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., hinted at such a compromise earlier Thursday during an interview on Fox News.
Let me just say behind the scenes there are discussions underway to find a way forward, said Conrad. To how would you harmonize what Leader Reid has come up with and Speaker Boehner has come up with and I'm increasingly of the view that we can do that. Thats good news.
The focus of this round of talks is on what kind of "trigger" mechanism the debt ceiling legislation will have to guarantee that a new special committee of Congress actually follows up with real spending cuts later this year. And whether or not positive action by the committee will allow the president to get more leeway on another lift in the debt ceiling so theres no repeat of the current debate early next year.
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Boehner’s bridge to nowhere.
Plan C = Cave
Fricken idiots! The Republican House controls the purse strings. Why give it away? Act like you have a pair!!
Obama has one sticking point, and debate in the middle of the cycle is it. The TEA Party is well aware of it and cannot cave.
The Republican party itself hangs in the balance.
Boner’s bill doesn’t get passed tonight and suddenly the DIMS, who have been relatively quiet all day, are coming out of the woodwork with all kinds of news?
Something smells here.
This is all such a bunch of hyped up nonsense - on both sides of the isle. I can’t believe people are falling for this charade.
Beware of tweaks bearing grifts.......
If the republicans can’t pass the Boehner plan, there are enough soft republicans in the house that they will be able to pass whatever the senate sends over, with the democrats.
That is the likely outcome if conservatives stand strong against the Boehner plan — a Reid plan that “saves the day”, passed by democrats in the house, and signed by the democrat president, with 30 liberal republicans in the house.
And the conservatives will scream, the democrats will “get the credit” or “take the blame” depending on your point of view.
This is the natural outcome of the position of the republican study group in the house. It’s not a surprise, and all I can say is that I certainly don’t understand what the end game is for conservatives by this plan. Well, I know that for 24 or so conservatives, they get to brag that they held their principles. FOr the conservative movement, maybe we lose the chance to take the senate, and Obama gets re-elected.
And we don’t get as many cuts as under Boehner, we don’t get to vote again on debt next year, and we dont’ get credit for fixing the problem. We don’t repeal Obamacare, and we get two more liberal judges on the supreme court.
Maybe that is a good result for purity. I wish someone would explain to me how 30 more years of legal abortion, increased taxes, higher spending, and a democratic senate and presidency, is actually good for conservatives.
Plan C = Republicans and democrats steal more money from those of us who don’t want it taken away.....
Wait, that’s the same plan they been using for 100 years...
Change we can believe in now is the change you get to keep.
You want to blame Boehner for what happens after we stop his plan?
This is a “manufactured crisis” if there ever was one.
The whole thing is a sham and a farce.......
It is fresh. The House cannot allow this to not be on a 6 month cycle. The Democrats haven’t signed a budget in some 815 days or so. If that isn’t worthy of debate then nothing is.
This country won't exist in 30 months if Obama keeps getting his way... money doesn't grow on trees.
Not to get off topic, but Roe v Wade is here to stay.
The Senate’s got cut, cap and balance. The Republicans need say that’s it deal with it or shut down.
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