Political chatter shows no hint of bipartisan intent
September 25th, 2011
03:21 PM ET
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Political chatter shows no hint of bipartisan intent

Washington (CNN) - If the political chatter out of Washington on Sunday is any indication, the prospects of Congress reaching a major deficit reduction deal this year appear grim.

One senator is already planning legislation to soften the blow of more than $1 trillion in mandatory spending cuts if Congress fails to pass a deficit plan by December 23.


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  1. vic , nashville ,tn

    Smart devoted republican told me yesterday “I wish we can erase form 2002 to 2006” and “tea party hurting GOP”

    World trust us under President Bill Clinton that is gone
    Today world wide news is this “Thousands of Palestinians gave Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas a hero’s welcome” every nation front page news paper because of Iraq war We may have to take tough decision

    Tea Party voice is right but the tone is wrong. Time for tea party to give up some demand

    September 25, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. LuvScience

    Bipartisan? TParty owns the GOP. They are selling out to the Chinese. No scientist should vote for the Repubs because they would kill stem cell research. Remember when Bush cut funding and discoveries slowed? We may soon have to go to China for a cure. Republicans are outsourcing our intelligence.

    September 25, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. 1crusader

    The deficit is a problem, but an unbalanced approach , most economists say is unhealthy for the economy, with many saying that the focal point needs to be on growing the economy , with spending, and not deep budget cuts.I think that what Republicans are insisting on will bring further damage to an already weak economy.Republicans, and Tea Partiers particularly, rail against the very thing that the economy needs to turn it around. Republicans have held power 8 of the last 10.5 years; and before that, we were doing great.The last thing that we need right now is to implement their ideology, and take more revenue out of the system, which could cause a Depression.

    September 25, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  4. CA Dream USA

    It is simple ..10 states out the republican states are below poverty and among the most un-educated....In the republican party all they need to do is continue to create the boogie man to keep our country off the JOBS message...

    September 25, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |