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Playinghardball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:24 AM
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Reid on shutdown: "It looks like it's headed in that direction"
Source: NBC News
By Carrie Dann

After an all-night negotiating session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that he is not nearly as optimistic as he was last night about avoiding a government shutdown before a Friday deadline, saying of a federal funding gap: it looks like its headed in that direction.

The Democratic leader said that the two sides have essentially agreed on the amount of money set to be cut from the long-term budget but that Republicans have drawn a line in the sand over ideology including policy issues dealing with funding for Planned Parenthood and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Our differences are no longer over the savings we get on government spending, Reid said. The only thing holding up an agreement is ideology.

Reids comments came as the White House announced another meeting with congressional leaders scheduled for 1 pm ET. The government will shut down if an agreement is not reached by midnight on Friday.

Read more at: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/07/6424941...
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:30 AM
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1. Once they shut it down the Democrats should refuse to allow them to
restart it again unless they rescind the tax cuts for the super rich. Imagine the GOP holding the country hostage for the sake of the super rich.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:40 AM
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2. I loathe Harry Reid. "the two sides have essentially agreed on the amount of money set to be cut..."
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 10:41 AM by WinkyDink
WHY???????????????

WHY ARE "DEMOCRATS" NOT INSISTING ON THE WEALTHY PAYING MORE IN TAXES?????
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:49 AM
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3. huh?
Reid was talking about cuts to the budget not taxes....don't get your point?
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