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December 11th, 2013
09:36 PM ET

Dem. leader won't commit to budget deal vote

In this episode of Crossfire, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus Xavier Becerra says he is unsure whether he will vote for the budget deal because he first wants to make sure there are no "shenanigans" hidden in the bill. FULL STORY.

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  1. unc dig

    "no shenanigans"- Like the nuclear option? or maybe he's referring to the ïf you like your dr? Maybe he'll read it page by page like Obama promised he would in first election.

    December 16, 2013 at 7:51 am | Reply
  2. HereInTheUSA

    Americans still need our elected leaders from both parties to start working together on actually trying to fix the real problems in our country like outsourcing, illegal immigration, the out of control costs of health care insurance and our reliance on foreign fuel.

    Fix them together as Americans! – Because united we'll stand, but divided we'll fall.

    If our leaders would really start making decisions based on the fact that they are elected by the Citizens of the United States of America to represent the best interests of those citizens and the country itself, we'd all be better off. * The American people just need them start remembering that they are NOT elected to represent the Global Market Place, Lobbyists or Foreign citizens! *

    The extended unemployment benefits need to be renewed until the Real American Economy actually starts to improve. *** If over the last 2-3 decades, both parties hadn't been selling out the bulk of the American citizens, who they're supposed to represent, by allowing the incursion of illegal aliens (cheap labor) and the outsourcing floodgates to open wider and wider without taking any sensible measures to stem the tide, this wouldn't have been necessary. ***

    Let's face it – Our economic problems didn't happen overnight. It's been happening over the past 15-20 years, but the economy was kept going by middle class Americans tapping into the equity on their homes until they were completely tapped out.

    Returning private sector jobs to American Citizens will provide income tax revenue to OUR Government versus our government having to pay unemployment benefits to those who would be jobless instead. We need our elected officials to Start Protecting American Jobs and do whatever it takes to bring back the jobs they let go. We need leaders who will actually stand up for the American people.

    We need to make smart cuts, but massive cutting just puts more people on unemployment, which just depresses the economy even further.

    The ONLY REAL FIX for our great country is to Raise Revenue, by Bringing Back Jobs to US Citizens who Pay Income Tax.

    December 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Reply
  3. Government Waste Rules

    Democrats are actually going to read this??? Hope and change indeed.

    December 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Reply
    • Peppy

      That's funny!!!

      December 12, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Reply
  4. Gunderson

    Hey Xylphone,
    Now you want read bill before you pass it? How come you never read Obama Care Bill? Your intelligence is showing thru.

    December 12, 2013 at 10:41 am | Reply
  5. cmml

    Wait, a Democrat who wants to read the bill before passing it? That's a new development!

    December 12, 2013 at 8:16 am | Reply
  6. Minnie Mouse

    Why does unemployment insurance need to be include, or you can include just this last one time and forget it after that. The more unemployment extensions people are given, they will not find work, even if they know they are fully capable of doing it. Please change back to 26 weeks like is was in 2007 because that's plenty of time if your are seriously looking and wanting to find work. There are jobs!

    Please vote before it's to late and people are off work furloughed again along with businesses, child care centers, parks ect.. closed down again because of the governments indecisiveness.

    December 12, 2013 at 7:18 am | Reply
  7. Scott

    Read it, then commit. Stop yakking and start reading. Then commit one way or the other. I don't think Democrats want to be the ones that shut down government. Republicans neither.

    Getting rid of the sequester is probably wrong. It was the sequester that caused the recent drop in the deficit.

    Clinton got it done without sequester. Obama just cant. Keep him on a short leash.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:56 am | Reply
  8. simplyput

    Imagine! A democrat audacious enough to worry about *shenanigans* after the ACA monstrosity! LOL. What liberals lack in brains, they make up for in sheer nerve. Too bad their words mean nothing; they are dedicated liars.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:15 am | Reply

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