December 17th, 2013
11:27 AM ET
4 months ago

Budget deal: Who wins, who loses?

Washington (CNN) - The Murray-Ryan budget plan, which passed a key Senate vote Tuesday, punches way above its weight. The relatively skinny, 77-page bill would affect millions of Americans, as well as programs, fees, companies and, oh, the entire economy for years to come. Here's our scorecard:

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  1. Sniffit

    "• Santa: No fiscal cliff. No health care debate. Santa and his sleigh can lift off without any cable channels showing partisan bickering from the House or Senate floor this year."

    You sure Megyn Kelly approved that conclusion?

    December 17, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    We the People win. Congress loses for not doing their job to begin with. Particularly the republicans in Congress. Another group that loses are the people whose unemployment benefits are about to expire. Let's see if this "do nothing" Congress can do something about that.

    December 17, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  3. rs

    As long as we use simpleton's logic of who wins or loses on a bill we all lose. It simply reinforces the tribalism at play. I do admit the sudden end to unemployment benefits is a bit mystifying as those funds are among the most economically stimulative (and it is afterall "Christmas time"), but hey it could be the first bill passed by both ends of Congress in a long time. Maybe that ought to be what CNN focuses on.

    December 17, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  4. Pam from Iowa

    the biggest losers? the GOP!
    only fooling themselves if they think this will make anyone forget they have spent the last 6 years doing NOTHING!!!!
    And as far as Ryan is concerned.....you are still nothing but a Tea Party thug and always will be!!!

    December 17, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Budget deal: Who wins, who loses?
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    Who wins? The policticians.
    Who loses? The American People.

    December 17, 2013 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  6. smith

    This whole Santa thing is stupid. As far as the budget deal, I thniks its good to see a bi-partisan deal.

    December 17, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  7. smith

    This whole Santa thing is stupid. As far as the budget deal, I think its good to see a bi-partisan deal.

    December 17, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "I do admit the sudden end to unemployment benefits is a bit mystifying as those funds are among the most economically stimulative "

    I do believe you answered your own question.

    December 17, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  9. Ol' Yeller

    " The relatively skinny, 77-page bill would affect millions of Americans..."

    Hey, remember when bush and his cronies submitted the initial bill to bailout the banks and wall street and it was like one page long? It basically said we would give 750 billion to the banks and wall street with no plan to pay back or dictate what they would use it for... nothing. Just give them the money.
    Then they tried to shove it through Congress with the same tactics they used to start the Iraq War. Instead of mushroom clouds it was martial law...
    And some on here would like us to vote these same type folks back into office.
    Anyone want to go back there?

    December 17, 2013 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  10. CryBabies

    Smoke and mirrors......and more smoke.

    December 17, 2013 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  11. rob

    As Marco Rubio said "compromise for the sake of making us feel good is not a good thing.... We have very serious problems to address." the reporter writes about how the world sees the U.S:

    "...The budget deal sends a message that even a deeply divided Congress may be able to do its job and govern."

    It is the job of President Obama to bring the Congress together in compromise. In a divided Govt, the responsibility ultimately falls to the only nationally elected person in the Federal Govt. Why do the Democrats and their public relations arm in the media always call for republicans to be non partisan wherever they serve in the Govt??? When George Bush was in office, they constantly berated him for not being bi-partisan and agreeing with the Dems in congress.

    President Obama and the Dems can't have it both ways. Even with the Media protecting him, the polls show the public is growing weary of the bad economy, the broken promises, the scandals and the horrible reality of the Presidents "Signature achievement" the ACA...AKA Obamacare.

    December 17, 2013 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Democrats are making a huge mistake by not fighting for some extension of unemployment benefits. Fighting for 99 weeks and nothing less is a mistake. Negotiate for less, and let the Republicans look unreasonable again. Those benefits are for people who once held jobs, but Republicans like to make it out as welfare, as if the recipients are "takers." When are some of the "makers" going to start creating jobs? That's how it's supposed to work, isn't it?

    These cuts will hurt returning veterans and their families. These cuts will ripple through the economy as a whole. I wonder how these folks are going to go out job hunting when they don't have the money to get out and do it.

    December 17, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  13. Rick McDaniel

    The hand outs win........the country loses.

    December 17, 2013 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    rob wrote:

    ... Why do the Democrats and their public relations arm in the media always call for republicans to be non partisan wherever they serve in the Govt??? ...
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    You don't think that it has anything to do with those pledges so many Tea Party members signed to never compromise, do you?

    You don't think that it has anything to do with Speaker Boehner asserting on national television that the word "compromise" is not a part of his vocabulary, do you?

    You don't think that it just might, just might, have anything to do with the fact that the very mention of the word compromise means that you're going to get primaried by someone who's signed more anti-compromise oaths than you, do you?

    December 17, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  15. Dean

    Now the unemployed must turn off the TV, get off the sofa, and go get a job. Boo-hoo.

    December 17, 2013 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |