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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:41 PM

Reid: I donít understand Boehnerís brain [View all]

Source: The Hill

Senate Democratic leaders are growing frustrated by what they say is the lack of a specific plan from House Republicans to raise tax revenues or cut entitlement spending.

Democrats say the onus is on Republicans to provide a counteroffer to their plan to let the Bush-era tax rates on families earning above $250,000 expire.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told reporters the ball is in the Democratsí court and called on President Obama to lead by offering a detailed plan to cut spending.

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Democrats argue they have already made their proposal to raise $900 billion for a down payment on the deficit at yearís end. They say Republicans should offer plans to cut entitlement spending, because that is the GOPís priority.



Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/news/270121-reid-i-dont-understand-boehners-brain



The media is generally playing right wing talking points about Democrats being vague while giving Republicans a free pass on the issue that is supposed to be a Republican priority. At a press conference today, Boehner accused Democrats of failing to offer specific spending cuts, but 20 seconds later failed to offer specific cuts that he wanted.

In essense, the main stream media is working in concert with Republicans to try to force Democrats to bargain against themselves. It is similar to what is happening with Susan Rice where Republicans are allowed to smear Susan Rice without offering any specific evidence of why they are opposing her.

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