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    Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Compromise is in the air...lets hope so.

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quietly working both sides of the Capitol to build support for a plan to scale back automatic spending cuts and combine the proposal with a wide range of critical year-end tax and spending measures.

    Cantor has spoken to senators from both parties including a Thanksgiving morning phone call to the Stamford, Conn., home of Sen. Joe Lieberman as he gauges support for a potential package that would include up to $133 billion in spending cuts in exchange for delaying the first year of slashes to defense and nondefense programs slated to begin in 2013. That package could also include a reform and a yearlong extension of jobless benefits, a payroll tax break and the Medicare reimbursement rate for physicians.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    I hope it fails.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I hope it fails.
    I knew you would along with many others....for the good of the country I hope some kind of compromise gets worked out...perry we cant continue this unbending we want what we want and nothing less and we want it now routine on both sides....were sinking while they are all puffing their chests out talking out of their posteriors and doing nothing.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Compromise is in the air...lets hope so.

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is quietly working both sides of the Capitol to build support for a plan to scale back automatic spending cuts and combine the proposal with a wide range of critical year-end tax and spending measures.

    Cantor has spoken to senators from both parties — including a Thanksgiving morning phone call to the Stamford, Conn., home of Sen. Joe Lieberman — as he gauges support for a potential package that would include up to $133 billion in spending cuts in exchange for delaying the first year of slashes to defense and nondefense programs slated to begin in 2013. That package could also include a reform and a yearlong extension of jobless benefits, a payroll tax break and the Medicare reimbursement rate for physicians.
    Come on, we can't have Cantor thinking for himself...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Come on, we can't have Cantor thinking for himself...

    Thats the point hes not thinking for himself...there is a tug of war going on in the gop behind the scenes...moderate and traditional republicans are starting to stand up and wanting to be heard....this has been going on for awhile and its starting to come to a head.
    There are moderate GOPers that believe the stonewalling by the teaparty is losing the Jobs message for the GOP...Elections are coming..if the members believe the teaparty hard right stance is hurting them...they will turn on them and quick too...have to see how it all plays out

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Republicans love to spend and put off paying for it. They've demonstrated it over and over.

    It's time to take away the irresponsible child's credit card.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I knew you would along with many others....for the good of the country I hope some kind of compromise gets worked out...perry we cant continue this unbending we want what we want and nothing less and we want it now routine on both sides....were sinking while they are all puffing their chests out talking out of their posteriors and doing nothing.
    how is congress not acting sinking us? From what I can tell, when congress is active and not gridlocked, all they do is pass massive amounts of spending on programs with fiscal multipliers close to zero, ie flush money down the toilet.

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Quote Originally Posted by geewrd View Post
    how is congress not acting sinking us? From what I can tell, when congress is active and not gridlocked, all they do is pass massive amounts of spending on programs with fiscal multipliers close to zero, ie flush money down the toilet.
    Tell that too the millions of people that cant find a job or pay their bills and as far back as I remember most everything in congress gets down through compromise...only in the rare occaisions when one party has all and always gets drunk with power and screws everything up does things get done one sided...like obamacare

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    There are more compromises in the works....McCaskill<D> missouri and Tunney <R> Pa are working on a compromise bill...both were on morning joe this am..and talked about common sense compromise being paramount to getting anything done in congress and I TOTALLY AGREE....the far right and the far left must be rejected by the mass's then and only then can we get on a road to recovery..
    Neither side has dibs on whats the right thing to do...its a combination of both that is the only thing that will work

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    Re: Eric Cantor floats year-end trigger bargain

    Simply let the scheduled cuts take place along with the expiration of the 2001 and 03 Bush tax cuts. That goes a long way to solving the problem.
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