No deal in sight as deadline for fiscal deal nears (+video)

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  • I-am-I South Jordan, UT
    Dec. 28, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    I'm not convinced Speaker Boehner, is the reason a comprise hasn't been made. Both sides are fighting pretty hard for their party's principles. As a whole from what the media reports it looks like the Dems have been the problem in these negotiations. Boehner has come up with several proposals and the Dems keep bringing back the same one. Truth to be told is that both parties are playing chicken. They are waiting to see which one turns first. Truth to be told is the party that has the most to lose by the country going over the cliff will be the first to budge.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    Dec. 28, 2012 8:59 a.m.

    We cannot expect Sen Reid to solve the fiscal cliff problem. He is too busy working on his 2009 budget proposal.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 27, 2012 9:04 p.m.

    People have blamed the Bush tax cuts for our economic mess. They say it provided tax breaks for the rich.

    Now the tax cuts come to an end, and we find taxes will rise for the middle class.

    Some one has lied to the American people. Hmm?

    What else have we been told that's not true?

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Dec. 27, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    Mr Boehner please come back and negotiate with the President and split the difference in where you where at in negotiations before Christmas. Then give the house a chance to vote on the compromise. You have the votes in the house to pass a compromise bill if you allow it on the floor. It is time to quit allowing the 40-50 "chuckleheads" as Republican Steven LaTourette from Ohio referred to the tea party gang that has been allowed to hold up the compromise bill. A compromise bill would pass that Senate and could be signed by the President.

    Mr. Boehner and Mr. Boehner only has the power to make this thing happen, but it would require him to be willing to compromise, which apparently is against the rules in house republican caucus, they would rather drive us over the cliff than work with the President and the Senate and sadly Mr. Boehner is willing to allow us to go over the cliff to protect his position as Speaker of the house.

    Politics over the American people every time!