McConnell: Failure Is Not An Option

McConnell:  Failure Is Not An Option

With eight days remaining until Congress’s joint deficit committee is required to make its recommendations to cut $1.2 trillion in deficit spending, it is unclear whether or not they will ever reach an agreement.  In a CNN article, U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) said this could be a “magical week [for the committee].”  Representative Becerra went to say, “I think it can be done, but the clock is ticking.  [It simply] has to be a balanced deal.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared, “Failure is not an option.  We need to get a result here.”  The deadline for an agreement is next Wednesday, November 23, 2011.  The agreement does not need an unanimous vote.  A simple majority will work.

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