Debt plan draws bipartisan support
December 3rd, 2010
10:15 AM ET
7 years ago

Debt plan draws bipartisan support

NEW YORK ( - Defying expectations, more than 60% of President Obama's debt commission voted Friday in favor of the group's final recommendations for reducing the country's long-term debt.

In a strong bipartisan showing, 11 of 18 members voted yes. Five Democrats, five Republicans and one independent voted in favor of the panel's debt-reduction plan. Those who voted against it included four Democrats and three Republicans.

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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Everyone knows that the DEBT needs to be SLASHED!! This should be a "bipartisan" vote and nothing else!! If it will CUT $4Trillion – then let it CUT 4 Trillions. But OH, wait until the CUTTING begins!!! We will see who is FOR it and AGAINST it!!

    We must continue to Move America Forward with our current leader, President Obama in a BIPARTISAN way!!

    December 3, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  2. PalmReader

    Perhaps Boehner isn't quite the right pick for Speaker of the House. Here he is today mouthing out about the jobs report ... apparently Boehner and Cantor are the only two Americans in American who can't seem to understand that jobs were being outsourced to China and India by the hundreds of thousands throughout GWB's presidency. I suspect with these two now in charge, China and India leadership can remain calm in the knowledge that their job market growth will in all likelihood remain steady for at least the next 2 years. Boehner and Cantor were, after all, at the helm during the not too distant past glory days of job out sourcing.

    December 3, 2010 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    More smoke and mirror BS to give the appearance of doing something. This is NOT rocket science. Most of the money that is being spent, money which we do not have, is on ENTITLEMENTS. Start cutting all of the ENTITLEMENT programs. Increasing tax revenue only feeds the beast more and more.

    December 3, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  4. Kenneth Close

    Kind of a misleading report teaser " Journalistic Standards."

    December 3, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. stufit

    The only reason Durbin would sign on is he realizes it would fail. The democrat liberal debt reduction plan is to raise taxes on the working people, cut everything but entitlements for the drug addicts and unions and give more money to the unions and left wing nut organizations that will steal elections for them. And then blame Bush. The follow the lead of that incompetent, inept, corrupt, lying, union toady they stole the 2008 election for.

    December 3, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    The single biggest debt item is the ObamaCare plan. Repeal that, and save a bunch.

    December 3, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. American

    Wow, both sides working together for a change to do what's right, not political. Good to see.

    How about put this admirable effort into ratifying START, repealing DADT, and providing unemployment assistance?

    December 3, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  8. Anonymous

    Personally I feel if they have been spending money, on a group of intelligent people to work out a budget for the US.
    They should put it into action immediatley. There should be no discussion about it, and definatley no adjustments made to it.
    JUST DO IT !!!!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. Ray

    Great. Start the cutting and make it deep..

    December 3, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. gt

    the gutless senators who have sold there souls to special interest and wont vote to get this country going in the rihgt direction need to be voted out as soon as there up for election....if durbin and corbin are for it must be ok....

    December 3, 2010 11:21 am at 11:21 am |