But with a midnight deadline rapidly approaching, both sides were at an impasse over whether to put off automatic, across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect on Jan. 1, and if so, how to pay for that.
One official said talks were focused on a two-month delay in the across-the-board cuts but negotiators had yet to agree on about $24 billion in savings from elsewhere in the budget.
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“put off automatic, across-the-board cuts”
“focused on a two-months delay in the across-the-board cuts”
The democrats are trying to ROLL the Republicans.
Why can the democrats have the taxes (revenue) and not include the Spending Cuts?
Also the President has not stated what the revenue is going to be used for. He
wants to spend it, not use it to reduce the deficit or the national debt. Why would
the Republicans agree with that??? (Read More)