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Republicans: No Secret Meetings
Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Stiles

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/21/2012 10:30:51 AM

Republicans understand their political leverage is significantly diminished following their electoral drubbing earlier this month, but some fear the secretive, high-level nature of tax and spending negotiations underway risks undermining the GOP position even further. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee, last week issued a strong rebuke to the “closed-door meetings” and “secrecy” that have characterized recent efforts to produce a bipartisan agreement. “Secrecy cements the status quo: more spending, more debt, more runaway government. It is the enemy of accountability, change, and reform,” Sessions said in a statement.

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Good luck with that! The Democrats will continue with their obstreperous, obnoxious behavior especially with Patty Murray coming in as the Budget Committee chair.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/21/2012 10:52:17 AM     (No. 9027556)

Let the Democrats over-reach.

Give them the top 2 tier increases even though it won´t put a dent into the deficit spending.

Then, when they push for the capital gains increases keep mentioning how this will hurt seniors, hurt union pension funds, and other babyboomer retirement funds.

And remind everyone how the Senate Democrats have failed to offer an actual budget in nearly 4 years. How they´ve been in-control of the Senate for 6 years now and will be for another 2, at least.

How it is they who are failing to act, thus, creating the unstable economy.

Then ask, "what happened to those shovel-ready jobs? Are they ready yet"?



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Reply 2 - Posted by: aasilver, 11/21/2012 11:17:56 AM     (No. 9027626)

"Republicans understand their political leverage is significantly diminished following their electoral drubbing earlier this month."

What ´drubbing´ are they referring to - the vote to retain status quo by the uninformed American voters?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 11/21/2012 11:41:54 AM     (No. 9027687)

Drubbing? An even split. Split the nation. With or without a war. We could save a lot of blood but I think the gods want the sacrifice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bob913, 11/21/2012 7:03:13 PM     (No. 9028359)

Conservatives broke even in Congress but picked up many state offices.

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