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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:02 PM

Scott Brown: Obama Has Sent Senate Republicans A Fiscal Cliff Proposal

President Barack Obama reached out and provided Senate Republicans with another offer to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown wrote on his Facebook page.

"I'm rushing to get on plane and thought I would keep you all informed," Brown wrote.
Meanwhile, CNN's Dana Bash reported that Obama told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would send him a "scaled-back" offer that would likely erase some, but not all, of the tax hikes scheduled to hit beginning Jan. 2.








Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/fiscal-cliff-obama-scott-brown-offer-proposal-taxes-cuts-spending-2012-12#ixzz2GHCTnoSl

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Reply Scott Brown: Obama Has Sent Senate Republicans A Fiscal Cliff Proposal (Original post)
octoberlib Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
pinto Dec 2012 #4
Myrina Dec 2012 #5
unblock Dec 2012 #7
sellitman Dec 2012 #2
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #3
Myrina Dec 2012 #6
msongs Dec 2012 #8
AlinPA Dec 2012 #9
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #10
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #11
ProSense Dec 2012 #12
brooklynite Dec 2012 #13
OldDem2012 Dec 2012 #17
John2 Dec 2012 #14
Mass Dec 2012 #16
Mass Dec 2012 #15

Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:04 PM

1. BULLSHIT.

 

As far as I know, no proposal was made, and it has to be done through the House first.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:11 PM

4. Boehner has abdicated the House responsibility, apparently, want the Senate to send him one.

No clue to Brown's comment. I tend to wait for the principals involved to make the definitive statement.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:18 PM

5. Just heard same on MSNBC.

n/t

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:27 PM

7. only the final bill needs to be passed first by the house.

most major bills get passed in slightly different forms, neither of which ever becomes law. then a reconciliation committee gets together to hammer out an agreement that will pass both houses. THAT version of the bill, if it's a revenue bill, must pass the house first. earlier versions never become law anyway, so they can start in either house.

in most cases it's really it's just a formality.

if the house were to pass (not likely) the bill the senate already passed or perhaps some future revenut bill, even if in the exact same form (again, unlikely), then it wouldn't become law until the senate passed it AGAIN, after the house passed it first (and then the president must sign it, of course, or have his veto overridden). but again, this is usually just a formality as if the senate already passed it, they're quite likely to pass it again.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:06 PM

2. They wont accept anything he proposes. Ever.

Haven't the American people figured this out yet?

oh wait....

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. He hasn't caved yet?

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:18 PM

6. ... wait a couple hours, it's comin' ....

n/t

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:31 PM

8. Obama has sent Brown a lifeline to the senate. brown shouldnt act ungrateful n t

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:35 PM

9. It won't matter. The teabagger controlled House will not work with any proposals offered

by the President.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:36 PM

10. I thought the senate

passed a bill last summer that would avert all this drama and the house has it gathering dust & cobwebs.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:39 PM

11. Is this the same guy who has

met with 'kings and queens'?

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:39 PM

12. How sad when a

tweet from soon-to-be ex-Senator Scott Brown is news.

GOP Source: ‘We’re Expecting Democrats To Finally Act’ On Cliff

President Obama is expected to send congressional leaders a scaled-back proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff, according to CNN and Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA).

"While we're expecting Democrats to finally act, I don't have a specific timeframe," a GOP source familiar with the matter told TPM.

Update: TPM is told separately that reports about an impending White House offer to Capitol Hill are not accurate, or at best an exaggerated read-out of GOP discussions with President Obama.

Update II: An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) also tells TPM the reports are "not true."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/gop-source-were-expecting-democrats-to-finally-act

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 01:46 PM

13. NBC: NO PROPOSAL sent to Senate...

Mike O'Brien ‏@mpoindc
Well then: Senate Dems assert to @KellyO that reports of a new WH proposal on the fiscal cliff are incorrect. "We are nowhere."


Mike O'Brien ‏@mpoindc
And a sr. admin official to @PeterAlexander: "There is no proposal being sent up today. Scott Brown is wrong."


Mike O'Brien ‏@mpoindc
Man, Scott Brown sure is gonna be confused when his plane lands.


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Response to brooklynite (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:29 PM

17. But it's so much MORE fun to believe everything the media tells us! nt.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:08 PM

14. Massachussetts

 

is going to hire this idiot again after firing him?

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Response to John2 (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:27 PM

16. No.

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:26 PM

15. And Scott Brown is credible? Since when...

The man who meets with kings and chiefs of state?

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