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House, Senate negotiators
reach budget deal

Washington Post, by Lori Montgomery

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Posted By:happywarrior, 12/10/2013 6:49:16 PM

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on an $85 billion package to fund the government past Jan. 15, avoid another federal shutdown and end the cycle of budget crises that have dominated Washington for much of the past three years. The deal did not include a key priority of House Democrats who wanted an extension of long-term benefits for the unemployed. But Democrats said they would continue to press Republicans on the issue in hopes of preventing more than 1 million people from losing their unemployment checks at the end of the month.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 12/10/2013 6:54:03 PM     (No. 9648732)

Rolling back sequester cuts? Pray tell, why would we want to do that?

Aren´t cuts in government expenditure the only way to preserve Western civilistion?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 12/10/2013 6:59:09 PM     (No. 9648739)

This wouldn´t have happened if we had a few more RINOs s

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/10/2013 7:04:26 PM     (No. 9648749)

So, still no real budget? Why not pass a real budget and forget all this kicking the can down the road?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: alpha91c, 12/10/2013 7:18:40 PM     (No. 9648761)

Sold down the road once again by the GOP establishment. They never learn, democrat lite just doesn´t work.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 12/10/2013 7:21:46 PM     (No. 9648768)

Dittos, #4. So why do we vote for them and keep them in power? They are part of the problem. They stand in our way.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chippewa, 12/10/2013 7:30:36 PM     (No. 9648779)

Most of the so-called long term unemployed have stopped looking for a job or want something that pays far over their fair market value. I am ashamed to say there is one such person in my extended family.

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