Congress faces need for immediate and long-term spending plans
March 13th, 2011
04:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress faces need for immediate and long-term spending plans

Washington (CNN) - With another three-week extension in government funding expected to be passed this week, Democratic and Republican legislators used the Sunday talk shows to hammer home core messages on how to proceed.

A new extension would give Congress until April 8 to either reach a deal for the rest of fiscal year 2011, which ends September 30, or pass another extension to avoid a government shutdown.

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  1. Kj

    Maybe we can take the bonus banks are giving out to help with government funding. They put us in this mess!!! Remember?

    March 13, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  2. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    Why are they not addressing the tax code? Why must always Middle America suffer? Where is the "Shared Sacrifice"? Two weeks ago the republicans voted AGAINST removing subsidies from big oil and gas. Last congress every republican voted AGAINST raising taxes for companies that ship jobs overseas. ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 13, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  3. dave

    the republicans and the tea party part of the republicans made all the promises to get elected. they also say that sociial sucerity will have to be cut and it has nothing to do with our current deficit social sucerity has been in surplus for years! all of the suplus money has been borrowed and spent on other things like ronald raegans arms race with the USSR. george w. bush was hiding the real cost of his spending he borrowed all the surplus for 8 years. just in his last year of office he borrowed $674 billion from the account. the I.O.U.s left in the account mainly by republican borrowing habits is now $2.5 trillion dollars. the baby boomers are the biggest payers to the surplus. george w. bush cut taxes for the rich and payed for it with baby boomers retirement money! social sucerity is not the problem its the fact that congress does not want to pay the loan off. if they did it would fix social sucerity for many years to come. if you are having trouble with the numbers i am using look it up on the net they are real numbers

    March 13, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  4. B

    Go after the biggest money wasting enterprise in the country, defense spending that is out of control as Eisenhower said it would back in the 50s.

    All of our leading indicators of falling behind the rest of the World in education,infrastructure, health care, climate control measures, oversight of trade issues, VA benefits, energy alternatives, on and on.

    What are we doing, trying to endlessly police the whole world with resources we do not have.
    When do we take care of this countries needs before it is too late?

    March 13, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |