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applegrove

(117,483 posts)
Thu May 25, 2023, 07:38 PM May 2023

White House and G.O.P. Close In on Deal to Raise Debt Limit and Cut Spending

White House and G.O.P. Close In on Deal to Raise Debt Limit and Cut Spending
The details had yet to be finalized, but negotiators were discussing a compromise that would allow Republicans to point to spending reductions and Democrats to say they had protected against large cuts.

By Jim Tankersley and Catie Edmondson
Reporting from Washington

May 25, 2023
Updated 8:30 p.m. ET

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/25/us/politics/republicans-debt-limit-talks-biden.html

"SNIP........

Top White House officials and Republican lawmakers were closing in Thursday on a deal that would raise the debt limit for two years while capping federal spending on everything but the military and veterans for the same period. Officials were racing to cement an agreement in time to avert a federal default that is projected in just one week.

The deal taking shape would allow Republicans to say that they were reducing some federal spending — even as spending on the military and veterans’ programs would continue to grow — and allow Democrats to say they had spared most domestic programs from significant cuts.

Negotiators from both sides were talking into the evening and beginning to draft legislative text, though some details remained in flux.

“We’ve been talking to the White House all day, we’ve been going back and forth, and it’s not easy,” Mr. McCarthy told reporters as he left the Capitol on Thursday evening, declining to divulge what was under discussion. “It takes a while to make it happen, and we are working hard to make it happen.”

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White House and G.O.P. Close In on Deal to Raise Debt Limit and Cut Spending (Original Post) applegrove May 2023 OP
Will McQarthy get any of the work requirements he wants Beachnutt May 2023 #1
Here is a quote from the article: applegrove May 2023 #2
Thank you. Beachnutt May 2023 #3
Yes. applegrove May 2023 #4
Don't most social safety net programs Mad_Machine76 May 2023 #14
You are correct...they do! PortTack May 2023 #15
Mr. McCarthy has claimed that California "allows abortions after birth..." DemocraticPatriot May 2023 #5
Perhaps he could explain... sheshe2 May 2023 #6
I don't wish for an explanation.... DemocraticPatriot May 2023 #8
Not everybody who is pro choice are for late term abortions. Like me. applegrove May 2023 #11
The poster I responded to said this: sheshe2 May 2023 #12
I admit I'm disappointed... Happy Hoosier May 2023 #7
Big mistake if true. kacekwl May 2023 #9
"Top White House officials and Republican lawmakers were closing in Thursday on" Hotler May 2023 #10
President Biden has said repeatedly that he will not accept any cuts to programs that would hurt PortTack May 2023 #16
+1 progressoid May 2023 #17
This would be a good deal if Biden can get it. Beautiful Disaster May 2023 #13

Beachnutt

(7,054 posts)
1. Will McQarthy get any of the work requirements he wants
Thu May 25, 2023, 07:42 PM
May 2023

so he can turn around and tell the poor folks it was the Democrats idea and they had to concede to it ?

applegrove

(117,483 posts)
2. Here is a quote from the article:
Thu May 25, 2023, 07:49 PM
May 2023

"SNIP........

Negotiators were still at loggerheads over work requirements for social safety net programs and permitting reform for domestic energy and gas projects.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/25/us/politics/republicans-debt-limit-talks-biden.html

Mad_Machine76

(24,296 posts)
14. Don't most social safety net programs
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:31 PM
May 2023

ALREADY have work requirements! What other programs is McCarthy talking about?!

DemocraticPatriot

(3,920 posts)
5. Mr. McCarthy has claimed that California "allows abortions after birth..."
Thu May 25, 2023, 08:07 PM
May 2023

I would like to invite him to meet me in California. I would like to talk that over with him.......


sheshe2

(82,721 posts)
12. The poster I responded to said this:
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:15 PM
May 2023
Mr. McCarthy has claimed that California "allows abortions after birth..."

I would like to invite him to meet me in California. I would like to talk that over with him.......


I don't believe in late term abortions unless the mother is at risk. That said it is impossible for any woman to have an "abortion after birth" It is impossible to abort a child that has already come into the world. You cannot abort a birthed baby!




















Happy Hoosier

(6,774 posts)
7. I admit I'm disappointed...
Thu May 25, 2023, 08:37 PM
May 2023

… that Biden negotiated on this. He said he wouldn’t. We are now in a situation that when the Thugs control a house, we’re gonna have to give in to them. Because they know we’ll eventually cave.

kacekwl

(6,969 posts)
9. Big mistake if true.
Thu May 25, 2023, 09:02 PM
May 2023

NEVER should have started any negotiations until repukes agreed as fiscal conservatives to repeal trumps tax give away to the poor downtrodden billionaires and millionaires.

Hotler

(11,198 posts)
10. "Top White House officials and Republican lawmakers were closing in Thursday on"
Thu May 25, 2023, 09:20 PM
May 2023

what kind of shit sandwich to feed the American workers, hot and steamy or, cold and crunchy. We should have told them to pound sand and stood ground for a clean bill and made the fascist own it. I believe all the worry and hand wringing over the default is more about protecting the portfolios of the rich here and abroad more so than us.

PortTack

(32,103 posts)
16. President Biden has said repeatedly that he will not accept any cuts to programs that would hurt
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:50 PM
May 2023

Families, military, seniors..etc. I believe him

 

Beautiful Disaster

(667 posts)
13. This would be a good deal if Biden can get it.
Thu May 25, 2023, 10:25 PM
May 2023

Especially if it doesn't actually specify specific programs that need to be cut. That leads to a lot of wiggle room.

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