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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 05:43 PM

Wolf Blitzer Stumps Top House Republican By Asking For Spending Cut Specifics

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/12/05/1290691/top-house-republican-speechless-when-asked-for-specific-fiscal-cliff-spending-cuts/

Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released a vague counter offer to President Obamaís plan to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, offering $800 billion in revenue by closing unspecified loopholes and deductions and $1.4 trillion in spending cuts. Republicans have refused to provide details and have pressed Democrats to detail which cuts they would accept.

On Wednesday, during an appearance on CNNís Situation Room, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) became speechless when asked to list the spending reductions Congress should adopt, as host Wolf Blitzer pressed the Chairman of the House Republican Conference for just one example. Fellow guest Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) just threw his hands up in frustration and detailed the $1 trillion plus in cuts Democrats have already supported:


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BLITZER: What? Give me an example?

McMORRIS RODGERS: Well, it is, itís, looking at the spending, looking at entitlement reform, looking at the growth in government. And you know what the President put on the table, the President is moving in the wrong direction. He proposed higher taxes than he ever said during the campaign, more stimulus, more spending, thatís moving us in the wrong direction.


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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. I loved Blitzer's last line before the video ran ...

Hold your thought because we're ... you're getting into ...


Let me finnish that for you Blitzer ... "You're getting into TRUTH and SPECIFICS, here! ... And we can't have that!"

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:18 PM

2. He asked for specifics by accident.

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:56 PM

3. clueless on cnn....they only have talking points. not a shred of substance. that brought romney down

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Response to cal04 (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:58 PM

4. lmao, I entered this thread to respond: "entitlement spending"

and low and behold... "looking at entitlement reform"

I don't know whether to be shocked or fucking stupified...

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