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House GOP Offers Debt Limit Hike, End To Shutdown In Package With Spending Cuts: Report

House Republicans have offered an increase in the debt limit and an end to the government shutdown in a package with spending cuts, the AP reports.

The offer comes on the 11th day of the government shutdown.

Below, more from the AP:

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs.

Senior aides to Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlined the proposal at a late-night White House meeting Thursday with senior administration officials.

In addition to ending the shutdown and increasing the debt limit, the proposal includes an easing of the across-the-board spending cuts that began taking effect a year ago, and replacing them with curbs in benefit programs that Obama himself has backed.

Among them is a plan to raise the cost of Medicare for better-off beneficiaries.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss private deliberations.

by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2013

Not going to happen.

What happens the next time they don't get what they want? Same shit.

by Anonymousreply 110/11/2013

It's the "I did offer to clean it up" when somebody shits in the hot tub.

by Anonymousreply 210/11/2013

r1, this is a LOT closer to a deal that the white house will accept.

by Anonymousreply 310/11/2013

Obama has been very firm so far that he won't bend to any GOP proposals that are like "If you want government to breathe again, give us the following:_________."

It will be interesting to see if Obama continues to stand firm on that, or if he bends.

I hope he stands firm. To bend is to set a terrible precedent with these extremists.

by Anonymousreply 410/11/2013

There WILL be a deal and they WILL try to spin it as them "winning" on some level, but the reality is POTUS and the democratic leadership have already won this fight.

by Anonymousreply 510/11/2013

It is still holding the country hostage. I just emailed the WH. They should agree to nothing until a year-long debt limit extension and six-week CR which opens the government immediately.

by Anonymousreply 610/11/2013

AP called it a "different ransom note", which sounds about right.

by Anonymousreply 710/11/2013

Read this.

by Anonymousreply 810/11/2013

[quote]I just emailed the WH.

lol.

by Anonymousreply 910/11/2013

Obama will cut a deal. He knows he has to at this point. It has to end sometime, and he knows what will happen if the debt ceiling is risen. They're dropping their Obamacare bullshit, and what their proposing now is what Obama was for months ago.

by Anonymousreply 1010/11/2013

[quote]Obama will cut a deal. He knows he has to at this point.

No, he does not. The GOP has to blink. What part of that isn't clear?

by Anonymousreply 1110/11/2013

The GOP IS blinking. Did you not read that Salon piece?

by Anonymousreply 1210/11/2013

R6 thinks she's Olivia Pope!!!

by Anonymousreply 1310/11/2013

deal by monday if not today

by Anonymousreply 1410/12/2013

"Among them is a plan to raise the cost of Medicare for better-off beneficiaries."

Let's piss off the oldsters, the last reliably Republican base of support.

by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2013
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