BREAKING NEWS: Congressional negotiators reach tentative budget deal

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December 10, 2013

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Congressional negotiators on Tuesday announced a tentative budget deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown, but also begin to unravel hard-fought spending cuts.

The lead negotiators — Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. — detailed the specifics of the proposal at an evening press conference.

The proposal would restore about $63 billion in funding that had been cut by the so-called sequester. Though it would also include roughly $23 billion in net deficit reduction over a decade, fiscal conservatives were on high alert that the proposal was raising spending levels too high.

Sources told Fox News the deal sets a “topline” spending threshold for the next two fiscal cycles, with the goal of stopping Congress from teetering from crisis to crisis trying to avoid partial government shutdowns.

But the deal is still likely to raise complaints from fiscal conservatives. One senior House Republican source predicted to Fox News that the party would have the votes to pass the deal, though they speculated the GOP may lose a “healthy chunk” on their side.

5 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • rivahmitch says:

    Some compromise. The Dempublicancommunists get an additional 63 Billion NOW in exchange for a promise (worthless form any liar anyway) to reduce future spending by 1/3rd of that over 10 years. In other words, the immediate increase nullifies previous agreements about reductions and the increase in the base alone exceeds the promised future savings. EFF em all!

  • Thomas Viveiros says:

    23 billion in cuts over 10 years lol . I’d rather see them spend that much sewing the legs together the legs of the scumbag thieving illegal alien skanks so they cannot breed like rats in the town dump .

  • Phucker Mexico says:

    Why is it these ass kissers feel they have to compromise with the democrats. We should be telling everyone of them repeal Onegro care then we’ll talk. Until then stick it!

  • Karl Dulaff says:

    When are we going to get serious about cutting spending and reducing the size of bloated government?
    I’m disappointed in Ryan.

    1. rivahmitch says:

      Ryan is a statist Dempublican. He doesn’t really have any principles beyond continuing to play the big game and retaining power. He’s just NWAD!

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