Debt Ceiling Talks Stall Further, Dems Push on Reversing Sequester

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) speaks on "Face the Nation," Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

As the debt-ceiling deadline fast approaches, talks between Republicans and Democrats have digressed.

“There was some movement a couple days ago and I think things are not moving now,” Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “A couple nights ago it looked like there maybe was a way to go forward. I think the Senate Democrats have pulled back at the request of the White House and now may be trying to look at busting sort of busting the budget caps that were established back in 2011.”

“I do think we will see our way through this, but the last 24 hours have not been good,” Corker said.

Events over the weekend have made the likelihood of a deal by Oct. 17 appear increasingly uncertain as Democrats seek an agreement that includes removing budget caps and raising the sequester levels established in the 2011 Budget Control Act.


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8 years ago

heh….the rebublicans forced the sequester(which was really obama’s idea) thru and ended up cutting the deficite almost in half(which obama is taking credit for and bragging about)….
the republicans tried to defund obamacare, which the public hates, but the democrats refused to hear that idea, because, they said, it’s in the publics best interest…so the republicans tried for a delay of the start…and failed….as did the .gov webstie rollout…
now, at the last hour, the dems want to move the goalposts, and undo all the deficite reducing fiscal controls the president is so proud of having achieved…..
even with a score card, gladly provided by the legacy media, it’s tough to keep track of all the goings on these days.
is it any wonder americans are fed up with our government and ready to fire the whole lot and start over????