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Friday, October 21, 2016

5 GOP Senators Who Could Strike A Deal With President Obama


President Obama plans to meet with a group of Republican senators to discuss options for dealing with the repercussions of the sequester which took effect on March 1. The dinner meeting is set for Wednesday night at the Jefferson Hotel in D.C.

Senators expected to attend include John McCain (R-AZ), Bob Corker (R-TN) andPat Toomey (R-PA), among others. It won’t be easy for the President to gain support on certain proposals to addressing the sequester, particularly increasing revenue through tax increases on the wealthy. Here are five senators who will be in attendance who may compromise with President Obama.

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  • Beware of Greeks bearing gifts…

  • Budjob

    I get very nervous when President Obama even hints about “compromising”.Because,some of his “compromises”haven’t been very beneficial to the middle class at all!

  • latebloomingrandma

    Taxes have to part of these deals. I’ve been reading more about “negative taxes”, meaning some people and corporations get back MORE money than they have paid in, thus a negative tax. That just blew my mind! Then they talk about poor mothers on welfare! GE, one of the largest corporations in the world paid a negative tax. And I don’t thing anyone should get a negative tax per the payroll tax. That pays for our SS and Medicare, and needs to come out of everyone’s paycheck. There is also a hue and cry going out now that the tax rate for the wealthy is back up to 39%. I would love to know which millionaire actually pays that. At least in Germany, a 30% tax rate=30%. Do you think Mitt Romney, paying 30% would say, Oh gosh, now I can’t put my car elevator in because the evil government took all my money in taxes. ? It all comes down to the rich have lobbyists, (and secret bank accounts) and the poor don’t .

    • I agree, I can’t believe elected officials are considering cutting Social Security and MEDICARE benefits, but oppose eliminating loopholes that allow multi-millionaires and billionaires to pay little to nothing in taxes compared, proportionally, to what their employees have to pay. Disgusting!

  • Pamby50

    I am fearful the president will compromise away everything. I almost wish he would just let the republicans just shut everything down like they did in the 90’s. Then maybe we can get the country’s business accomplished.

    • jstsyn

      That makes two of us (the compromise thing) Sometimes I think he is a republican.

  • Lamar Alexander I can believe will vote for what is good for the country . He voted with the Democrats against his own Party many times when he felt that the bill was or wasn’t good for the Country. I can’t say the same for the the other senator from Tennessee, Bob Croker, he has voted with the Republican on just about every thing he voted for or against the six years he had been in office. They represent my home state

  • Jim Lou

    What is the use of dealing with Senate Republicans? Would the House Republicans go along? I don’t think so.

  • neonnautilus

    Murkowski and Chambliss are the only two I see who might vote for a D bill – Murkowski because she has shown flexibility before and Chambliss because he’s leaving. The rest would not vote with the Ds on anything important.

  • Why let that bitter fossil McCain in the door? He hates Obama for whipping him so soundly in 2008.