Supercommittee Dems push for stimulus to be part of deficit deal

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    Democrats on the congressional supercommittee this week presented Republicans with a plan to cut the deficit that included billions of dollars in stimulus spending, aides told The Hill.

    In a private meeting of the deficit panel Tuesday, Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, presented a proposal backed by a majority of Democrats on the panel that includes trillions of dollars in tax increases. The revenue would partially cover stimulus spending for the economy, aides said.

    More than 50 percent of the deficit reduction in the plan would come from tax increases, one source said.

    The plan from Democrats approaches the $3 trillion in deficit reduction that was included in the "grand bargain" that lawmakers debated over the summer.



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    Tax and spend demonRats. there will never be enough taxes to satisfy these assholes. 50% of us pay Federal Taxes and the other 50% pay zero and scream for MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE MORE.
     
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    lol, it's shocking that these "aides" leak info about proposed tax increases like obummer and his merry band of idiots are pounding the streets with.
     
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    Granny says dem politicians is gettin' ready to play kick-the-can-down-the-road again...
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    Supercommittee struggles to reach deficit-cutting deal
    16 Nov.`11 WASHINGTON – With deficit hawks urging them to go big and think long term, a congressional "supercommittee" is struggling toward a minimum agreement that would cut deficits barely a fourth of the $4 trillion in long-term reduction experts say is necessary for long-term government solvency.
     
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    Defaulting to the next financial disaster...
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    US deficit ‘super committee’ stalled as deadline looms
    Mon, Nov 21, 2011 - Both sides of the US Congress’ deadlocked “super committee” held separate talks on Saturday, but formal negotiations remained stalled, reaffirming gloomy predictions that the deficit-fighting panel might fail.
     
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    Obama needs a larger slush fund for his re-election bid......
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dey like a buncha drunks onna spending spree...
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    Obama 'Actively' Made Supercommittee's Job 'More Difficult,'
    November 22, 2011 - Not only did President Barack Obama refuse to help the supercommittee as it attempted to reach an agreement on reducing the federal budget deficit -- the president complicated things for the committee, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said on Tuesday.
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    Conservatives to Washington: End Your ‘Drunken Spending Spree’
    November 22, 2011 – Conservative leaders challenged congressional Republicans to continue to hold the line against tax increases and urged them to further cut federal spending. They also congratulated the GOP for opposing Democratic proposals to raise taxes in the failed congressional supercommittee.
     
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