Congressional Record - 112th Congress (2011-2012) - THOMAS (Library of Congress) library of congress official website?
It's no ones fault you didn't bother to take the time to read it.
Oh not to mention we have something called CSPAN (one channel for the house and one for the senate)
Someone on another thread posted an article stating that Obama wants means-testing for Social Security but the dems won't give it to him. It isn't like he can negotiate with the GOP when he cannot even control his own party. The "GOP is being unreasonable" is just cover for "Ain't any kind of leadership going on--bold or otherwise"
"...a new offer from the Republican leader of the U.S. the House of Representatives to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs..."
As for specifics, you're right I don't know, just as I don't know what Obama meant when Geithner said "$400 billion in spending cuts, no specifics, and no guarantees."
So, when you say I have no idea what was offered, neither do you. Why shouldn't BOTH sides be held to a standard where they have to offer a detailed plan?
You know why democrats refuse to cut spending? because they damn well know they have to pay people to vote for them via entitlements, benefits and government grants. If democrats stopped spending money on their minions their minions (voting base) would stop voting for them. So the only solution democrats have is to continue to spend and continue to raise taxes - which is why we are at this "fiscal cliff" in the first place.
Republicans are trying to save this economy and country while democrats are more worried about pandering and making good on the promises of free entitlements, benefits and "Obama phones" to their voting base, just so they can retain their elitist position and their power...
Sounds like Obama to me.... Never mind the fact someone paid social security for 50 years of their life (even when they were young and had nothing) no, no - we must give all that money to the idiots that never held a job in their life and are second/third generation welfare recipients.
I'm glad the democrats shot down his insane thievery proposal.
Except that Obama himself is a weak leader, that is ideologically driven by the far left. Remember the last debt ceiling negotiations? They had a deal, went home for the night to come back the next day and solidify it, and Obama moved the goal posts and sunk the deal, then blamed it on Boehner...
We need leaders on both sides, what we have now is far left partisan, pushing around a wishy washy weakling, willing to compromise principle because he is worried what the Washington press will write....