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Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:30 AM

Biden meets with Democratic leaders as debt showdown looms

Source: AP

By LISA MASCARO and SEUNG MIN KIM today

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden hosted the Democratic congressional leaders Tuesday at the White House as they face a new era of divided government in Washington, staring down a debt ceiling crisis and running up against a new House Republican majority eager for confrontation.

The president and the top Democrats used the private gathering in the Roosevelt Room to project a unified front against what Biden called “extreme Republican economic plans.” Rather than enter into negotiations with House Republicans to cut spending in exchange for raising the debt ceiling, the White House has stressed repeatedly that it wants Congress to lift the borrowing capacity without conditions. Democrats said it’s up to Republicans to go public about what budget cuts the new House majority wants to make.

“Apparently they’re genuinely serious about cutting Social Security, cutting Medicare,” Biden said about the GOP proposals as he sat down with the Democratic leaders from the House and the Senate.

As the meeting began, Biden said Democrats were eager to talk about the GOP extremes. He scoffed at the Republicans’ proposed 30% sales tax.



Read more: https://apnews.com/article/biden-politics-united-states-government-us-republican-party-district-of-columbia-ff8989ae082d1e11be0cf574a76143fa

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Reply Biden meets with Democratic leaders as debt showdown looms (Original post)
Omaha Steve Wednesday OP
Fiendish Thingy Wednesday #1
jaxexpat Wednesday #2
PortTack Wednesday #3
KPN Wednesday #10
Bayard Wednesday #11
peppertree Wednesday #12
Magoo48 Wednesday #4
Rebl2 Wednesday #5
Zorro Wednesday #6
tinymontgomery Wednesday #9
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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:35 AM

1. No negotiations with terrorists. Nt

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 09:39 AM

2. ++++

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 10:08 AM

3. Yup! The gqp need to at least familiarize themselves with their "successful" history with this

Kind of nonsense.

They had a chance to cut SS and MC when they had a trifecta and of course they didn’t. They think they can make President Biden complicit ..this is more about hurting the Dems…nothing else!

BIG news flash…it didn’t happen in the past and isn’t going to happen this time either.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:16 PM

10. Exactly THIS!

The Repugs are by no means "negotiating" --they are, once again, hostage taking in their never ending effort to bend the nation to their will.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:44 PM

11. "Now that we know you will, NEGOTIATE,

Truly, nothing is off the table.

Frame this as terrorizing senior citizens.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 01:30 PM

12. Hear, hear

Besides which: for Repugs, the crisis IS the point.

Even if Biden were to (somehow) check off every last thing on their fascist budget wish list, they'll still trigger a default - because they want a nice, deep recession just in time for '24.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 10:13 AM

4. Give them nothing.

Trim the morbidly obese MIC.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:02 AM

5. Wouldn't the

senate have to approve anything they would do to SS?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:06 AM

6. Go on a massive offensive campaign

Overwhelm the Republicans daily. Don't be nice about it; maybe let Kamala spearhead the effort -- it would give her some street cred.

Be forceful. Be energetic. Don't shy away from accusing Republicans of trying to destroy the economy. Tell the seniors they will lose half their monthly social security payments unnecessarily because of Republican intransigence. Tell the military contractors they won't get payments for delivered weapons systems. Make the Republicans play defense, and then hammer them on their surely lame responses. Make them suffer the political consequences of their total disregard for the welfare of the country.

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Response to Zorro (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 12:00 PM

9. I agree, let Kamal start being the attack person.

I agree, let Kamal start being the attack person. Start getting her on the tv shows,
We need to conduct a straight on in your face attack and let people know what the republicans want
to do.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:19 AM

7. If the party gives in to one SS or mc cut it will never win an election again

Be strong Democrats, don't let the party of Putin destroy our hard earned programs.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2023, 11:53 AM

8. K&R

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