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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:40 PM

Reid Says Parties Making Little Progress in Budget Talks

By Kathleen Hunter - Nov 27, 2012 3:43 PM ET

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Democrats and Republicans have made little headway in negotiations over how to avoid a year-end fiscal cliff.

“There’s been little progress with the Republicans, which is a disappointment to me,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, told reporters today in Washington.

Reid said that following a Nov. 16 White House meeting, Republicans backed away from earlier openness to considering new tax revenue as part of a year-end deal to avert the so-called cliff, $607 billion in tax increases and spending reductions set to begin in January.\

“They talked some happy talk about doing revenues, but we only have a couple weeks to get something done,” Reid said. “So we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking about specific things.”

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:00 PM

1. Put on your seal belts for the ride over the fiscal cliff. The blackmail and voter suppression

party is at it again. Those assholes don't know what patriotism is.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

2. Again, we're playing Budget Chicken.

The Republicans are trying to see if we flinch first.

And I say if the GOP doesn't flinch, we drive straight over the cliff.

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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 05:17 PM

3. Chicken run

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