July 21, 2011

JUST NOT IMPORTANT TO HIS DEAL:

Senate Democrats 'Volcanic' Over Deficit Deal Rumors (Meredith Shiner, 7/21/11, Roll Call)

Congressional Democrats are set to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday evening at the White House, and if it's anything like the "volcanic" intraparty sessions that took place earlier in the day, it could be quite the contentious affair.

Senate Democrats were huddled for lunch with Jacob Lew, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, when news broke of a possible deal between Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). The reports of the "grand bargain" -- potentially worth $3 trillion in savings over 10 years with no upfront revenue raisers -- started filtering into the Mansfield Room, just yards from the Senate chamber, and Senators began getting agitated, worried that Obama was poised to agree to sweeping entitlement cuts with only the "promise" of a deal on future tax code reform.


This is between him and the GOP.


Posted by at July 21, 2011 7:31 PM
  

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