Deficit Committee Resumes Talks

Deficit Committee Resumes Talks
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During an interview Friday morning with CNN, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), a member of the “super committee”, said “…we’re interacting in a variety of ways to see if we can get something we can pull together. … I think it’s still possible. It’s not going to be easy.”  The Joint Select Committee of Deficit Reduction, or “super committee”, has resumed face-to-face meetings but are still getting caught on how much to raise taxes.

According to an Associated Press article, “Familiar battles over tax increases and cuts to benefit programs continue to hang up the panel, with neither side optimistic about a deal.”  Meanwhile, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has said he will not allow war savings to be included as a way to pay for President Obama’s jobs spending bills.

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