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In the Crossfire: Should the budget deal be passed?
December 11th, 2013
03:53 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Should the budget deal be passed?

Tonight on Crossfire, will the breakthrough budget deal be passed by Congress? Should it be?

In the Crossfire, we have Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) debating the proposed deal with hosts S.E. Cupp and Van Jones.

We want you to weigh in: Who do you think made out better in the budget deal?

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Filed under: Budget • economy • Fireback • government shutdown • Raul Labrador • Xavier Becerra
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  1. C. Parker

    Memory laps...MY comment was in regards to REGinAZ comment.

    December 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  2. Hector Slagg

    The Amendment to the Constutition that gave the power to the Congress to collect and disburse money may have looked good at the time but has been a extreme disaster. And we have the i7 Trillion dollar federal debt to prove it. And as long as nobody is minding the store it will continue until it breaks. is time to repeal that amendment and return spending for social programs to the states. The job of the Congress should be making the laws as fair as possible within the Constutition in the domestic sector. Already they want to raise the National Debt because social programs that are running on empty. time to end them.

    December 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  3. REGinAZ

    Dec. 11, 2013: "They're using our members and they're using the American people for their own goals," an animated Boehner told reporters at the Capitol. "This is ridiculous."
    Boehner is absolutely correct but he simply has established the precedence and their confidence for these actions from past performances and now shouldn’t realistically ever expect anything different. Whatever the issue – healthcare reform, immigration reform, deficit reduction, taxes, entitlements, absolutely every contentious issue – it is being handled the exact same way, with stubborn resistance that pushes the “my way or no way mentality”, as they literally seek compliance with what favors their interests and without concern for the substantial costs to everyone else. They deceptively just label themselves and their objectives as “conservative” while reality shows it is always totally about money and their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite. Their cocky confidence has been built on their ability, with their money, power and influence, to constantly excite using their abundant propaganda and to continually simply con the people and manipulate public opinion. No matter what anyone thinks, about Obama, the Democrats and their performances, the reality is that these aggressive and self-serving powerful individuals have no interest in other than continually pushing the country further into being a two-class society, with their competing in having it all while the majority constantly looses and the middle-class actually disappears – their’s is totally without any conscience and only driven by unchecked greed.

    To effectively have any responsible and equitable progress on any issue, as history has proven and the design actually intended, we should have cooperation, compromise and mutual contribution, with the focus being responsibly and honestly on value to the people. That hasn’t been available for some time and the main obstruction has consistently been “the money” with their constantly shouting “conservative” versus “liberal” to excite and distract, while always striving to force government to totally favor their interests. Their tactic, as constantly demonstrated by the likes of Norquist, Cheney, Rove, Adelson, the Koch brothers, SuperPacs and others, has been to use their mega-millions to recruit, intimidate, coerce and control “puppet” politicians, like Cruz, Cantor, Ryan, Paul, and so many others, to dutifully support “the money’s” interests in exchange for the support provided. Their propaganda is extensive and powerful in appealing to people’s interests, biases, prejudices, emotions and loyalties and as is complimented by their talkers, like Limbaugh, Hannity, Palin and several more. The issues are used to excite but the reality is that people’s concerns and excitement are just used to serve “the money’s” goals. The only way for the majority to get satisfaction is with the firm and complete rejection of the propaganda and then for the voters to totally reject the “puppet” politicians, thereby negating “the money’s” power – otherwise we, the majority, need to actually be content with being “pawns” and just being the used and abused, effectively struggling to survive in a two-class society.

    December 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Reply
    • C. Parker

      Very well said, I also find it sad watching CNN that they just skirt around the issues, instead of giving the whole truth or all the facts what is really in this budget deal. You just feel that Cnn is more right wing than playing fair for both sides.

      I guess we now have to come to terms and "Embrace the Suck" knowing that our gov't isn't going to do jack all for the people only the wealthy.

      December 12, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Reply

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