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djones520
11-11-2011, 12:16 AM
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/11/09/super-committee-democrats-reject-gop-tax


With just two weeks left to craft a deficit reduction package, members of the bipartisan Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction remain far from a deal, this according to both Democratic and Republican aides close to the negotiations.

Two days after Republicans on the so-called super committee, led by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, offered a $1.5 trillion package that included, for the first time, new tax revenue to the tune of about $300 billion, Democrats are rejecting the offer.

"We have a big gap with respect to where we are on revenue," panel Democrat John Kerry told a handful of reporters Wednesday morning. "The Toomey approach will not work. We've told them that very directly. We have to find a different way to come at it."

The senior Massachusetts senator met behind closed doors in his third floor Capitol office Tuesday night with a key bipartisan core group from the committee, including Toomey, Reps. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Dave Camp, R-Mich., Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.

"This is not complicated. They've got to put real revenue on the table that helps us get the job done," Kerry said, adding that he is "still hopeful" a deal can be reached by November 23.

In reality, that deadline will hit even sooner, though. The budget crunchers at the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) must get a complete product soon, in order to have time to analyze and score a bill for floor consideration. Super committee aides say CBO must then publish that score by November 21.

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Asked if Democrats had made a counter-offer to the Toomey proposal, Kerry said he would give no details "on anything we've offered or they've offered."



So... as usual the GOP tries to get the work done, while the Dems obstruct and blame it all on the GOP for nothing getting done.

Apocalypse
11-11-2011, 12:30 AM
Kerry said he would give no details "on anything we've offered or they've offered."

Isn't this whole report on the details Kerry just gave us on what "They've offered"?

djones520
11-11-2011, 12:31 AM
Isn't this whole report on the details Kerry just gave us on what "They've offered"?

Isn't it scary how close that idiot got to being president?

Kay
11-11-2011, 12:42 AM
Isn't it scary how close that idiot got to being president?

Yes, thank God we were spared from that.