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Friday, September 30, 2016

Democrats Still Waiting In Vain For A Compromise

Democrats Still Waiting In Vain For A Compromise

Details of the Democratic supercommittee members’ initial offer to their Republican counterparts have leaked, and they show that the plan offers far greater concessions than anyone expected.

The Democratic proposal calls for $1.3 trillion in increased tax revenue, along with similar amounts in discretionary spending cuts. The plan would also include $475 billion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, including $200 billion in Medicare beneficiary cuts. In total, the Democratic plan would reduce the deficit by more than $3 trillion dollars over the coming decade.

  • BrianOfOz

    I started to read this article with some interest but conclusions drawn in the final paragraph are lot of nonsense! To in any way insinuate that Democrats are not fully aware that Republicans have no interest in compromising or that they are being pushed around Capital Hill is just a bunch of cheap sentimental garbage. This debate is more like a chess match and the strategies employed are lot more complex than that. There is so much at stake here! I want to hear sensible well thought out nonpartisan solutions that weigh all the factors and all the possible alternatives and there implications for all of us now and in the future! If no compromise is reached the consequences for all of us will be dire. My greatest fear is that there will be a total loss of faith in government and its ability to put the needs of the American people at the forefront of the debate. To the congressional committee I can only say “May confusion dawn as wisdom”.