“AUDIO: McConnell Explains How He’d Force A Shutdown War With Obama”


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WILL SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER APE NEWT GINGRICH AND SHUTDOWN GOVERNMENT?


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“Obama to propose entitlement cuts, tax hikes”


CBS NEWS

By Major Garrett

A senior administration official confirms President Obama’s budget, to be delivered to Congress on April 10, will include a formal request to reduce cost-of-living increases to Social Security recipients if congressional Republicans agree to raise additional tax revenue.

Mr. Obama’s proposal is part of a broader strategy to alleviate some of the pain linked to sequestration spending cuts as well as tackle some difficult politics on entitlement cuts. The linchpin, as it has been throughout budget talks in the Obama era of divided government, is whether Republicans will acquiesce to higher taxes. The prospects for this, based on recent GOP rhetoric, appear bleak.

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“Paul Ryan Announces 2014 Budget Proposal and Calls for No New Taxes”


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“Seniors Living With Dignity? The Greatest Threat to US Deficit!”


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Full Disclosure:  I am a senior.  —GoodOleWoody  :)

ALERT FROM THE WASHINGTON POST


The Washington Post Monday, December 3, 2012 3:23:14 PM

National News Alert

Republicans make counteroffer to White House on fiscal cliff

House Republican leaders on Monday endorsed a far-reaching plan to rein in the national debt that that would raise $800 billion in new tax revenue, slice $600 billion from federal health programs and apply a stingier measure of inflation to Social Security benefits. House Speaker John A. Boehner suggested that the framework – first laid out by Democrat Erskine Bowles during last year’s budget battles – should serve as a starting point for budget talks aimed at averting the year-end fiscal cliff.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/12/03/boehner-offers-4-6-trillion-counter-proposal/