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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:28 PM

McConnell reaches out to Biden, Reid steps back

Source: Washington Post

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has appealed directly to Vice President Biden to try to break an impasse in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” as Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) steps back from talks.

On the Senate floor just after 2 p.m., McConnell said he had delivered Senate Democrats an offer at 7 p.m. Saturday, and had yet to hear back from them with a potential counter-offer. In hopes of reaching a last-minute deal, McConnell said he had reached out to Biden. “I was here all day yesterday,” McConnell noted as he spoke.

He added, “There’s no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. The sticking point appears to be the willingness and interest or frankly the courage to close the deal. I want everyone to know, I’m willing to get this done, but I need a dance partner.”

Reid responded moments later by saying that he was not in a position to provide a counter-offer. . .

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/30/mcconnell-reaches-out-to-biden-reid-steps-back/?hpid=z1



They are going after Social Security!!! Stop!!!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:31 PM

1. He was their stomping his widdle feet demanding they starve seniors.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:31 PM

2. The offer WILL be thoroughly rejected.

 

No Chained CPI allowed in ANY deal. Senate Democrats are making sure of that.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:36 PM

4. Sure hope you're right. Amazing that the GOP is pushing that now.

Of course, ANYTHING they can do to destroy Social Security is a priority.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. Amazing that the GOP is pushing that now. How?

Obama put it on the table. How is it amazing after he told them he'd bargain with it?

HE PUT IT ON THE TABLE. Obama told the republicans to come and get it.

He begged 'em to starve us seniors.

We're not dead yet.

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Response to Glitterati (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:48 PM

11. You're right. Social Security is the target, and Medicare is next.

Then Medicaid. They will all be destroyed in the next three months, unless good folks like Bernie Sanders prevail.

Unlikely. So much for retirement. And the notion that elections matter.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:34 PM

3. "i need a dance partner"

good for Harry for not dancing with Mitch.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. He wants to rest his chin on a dance partner's shoulder

... Oops. He lacks both components!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:41 PM

6. The House needs to act, not the Senate. nt

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:34 PM

9. The house is acting or atleast the democrats in it are. The republicans though

in it seem to be working more to help the 1% rather than the %99 which is immoral of them imo.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:22 PM

15. Yeah, I guess I'm not worried about the reasonable people signing on...

...it's just the Rs who want to screw us.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:31 PM

8. Well of course the republicans are doing that Faygo, are you really surprised?

I doubt though that many if any dems will support cuts to SS that hurt the poor and or those who rely entirely upon SS as their source of income though I wouldnt cry if say Cheney took a cut to his.

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:38 PM

10. Any suggestions for a dance partner for McConnell?

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Response to Cleita (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:42 PM

12. It has to be someone who is not what they pretend to be

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:00 PM

13. He was there all day yesterday

Goody for him. Am I supposed to be impressed that he showed up for work?

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:13 PM

14. Who advises these people on Party Optics?

They are holding up the tax deal because they need their pound of flesh off the seniors? If the wealthy have to feel pain, so do the old folks? Not enough blood and suffering for you? Tax Bob Cratchet, make him retire later, make Tiny Tim pay for his own medical expenses, just please for the Love of Jesus himself, don't tax dear old Scrooge.


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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 11:19 PM

16. Ya see, this is what you get when you and that POS Boehner go out of your way on election

night to refuse ot take the POTUS' conciliatory phone call--and the following day state that the election did not give Obama a "mandate." Now that your fat ass is stuck in a pair of size 8 bell bottom pants, you want to ask for a bigger size. Forget it Mitch!

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Response to Faygo Kid (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:41 AM

17. Nothing we can do now.

We're going over that cliff and their precious tax cuts are going bye-bye.

Now when the President proposes a tax cut for the middle class, the Republicans cannot be seen voting against it.

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