Quickie: Lawmakers are secretly working on grand-bargain deficit deal


Today's Quickie:

Via The Hill:

A small, bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate are secretly drafting deficit grand bargain legislation that cuts entitlements and raises new revenue.

Sources said that the task of actually writing the bills is well underway, but core participants in the regular meetings do not yet know when the bills can be unveiled. [...]

The talks are so sensitive that some members involved do not yet want to be identified.

And by "do not yet want to be identified" they mean they're ducking and covering.

Let's hope by "cuts entitlements" they mean only fraud and waste, and by "raises new revenue" they mean hitting up the top 1%ers.

That was today's Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?

  • Flippin UID

    Respect you in the morning?  LOL.  I get your question -->

    Can the 95 odd % of #GOP who have signed that 7th grader's pledge who is that oh Grover's  pledge there. Those GOP who propose new revenues will have no respect.  They will be oath breakers. 

    And then the only way they can get respect is by giving up on that pledge altogether and admitting their stupidity and renouncing Grover's pledge as Sesame Street material.