Re: Republicans make a counter offer!
posted at 12/4/2012 2:30 PM EST
In response to WhatDoYouWantNow's comment:
In response to tvoter's comment:
Republicans are waiting for a plan from Obama that is more than raise taxes 1.6 trillion and give me the authority to raise the debt limit as much as I want!!
"House Republicans are proposing cuts to Medicare and a reduction in Social Security inflation rates. It does not include any key White House demandssuch as raising the debt ceiling or raising tax rates for income above $250,000, which has been one of the points President Obama has pressed most.
The counteroffer includes $800 billion in new revenue, which would come from closing tax loopholes. The White House proposal would raise $1.6 trillion, mainly through rate increases for the wealthiest Americans.
The House offer also includes $600 billion through health savings, and $300 billion through other discretionary budget cuts"
Obama asked for double 1.6 trillion what he campaigned on 800 billion.
The killer was his asking for authority to raise the debt limit with out congressional approval.
No compromise and take his whole cake and theirs too!!
Forget Obama and Boehner or dems and republicans!
The US enonomy needs more govt revenue for short term fiscal balancing and reductions in govt spending for long term economic stability and growth.
"WE" the US citizens need both of these "parties of public servants" to do that! Serve the public, by finding ways to compromise and get the job done!
Right now they bank on dems blaming congress if nothing gets done and republicans blaming the President so; they have no real skin in the game!
We the people need to contact our perspective reps and demand they find a way or we will find others that can!!
One side (voters/dems/repubs) can not do t with out the other.
They are relying on us blaming each other and staying divided!!