November 19th, 2011
03:58 PM ET

Deficit committee still talking

Members of the congressional committee created to craft a bipartisan deficit reduction deal continued working into the weekend despite growing pessimism over their inability so far to reach agreement.

Republican committee members held a conference call Saturday morning, a senior GOP aide said. The aide declined to describe the discussions.

"I assume bipartisan conversations are continuing," the aide said.

Although the 12-member panel technically has until Wednesday to finish its work, it faces a practical deadline of Monday to make a proposal public to trim $1.2 trillion from the deficit over 10 years, then send it to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office for review.

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  1. chrissy

    ok now that my blood pressure went up dramatically im gonna take a break! but seriously gung hoe research some of this, you may change youre views! and the president we have now is more FOR the people than the previous one, like it or not! FACT

    November 20, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Im going to repeat what i said at the top of the page when Iwas talkin with moma oughta throwem all out of office there isnt one of them you can trust now here was the kicker even oboma like banasy says we all can believe as we want to

    November 20, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    lmao @ bobcat gr8 minds bout the blood pressure phew its goin down now i think lmmfao better put ernest back in eh?

    November 20, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Dish up some of that firehouse chili for me, will you?
    It's bedtime for Bonzo.
    Good night, all.

    November 20, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    ok then i read what u said about banasy and bobcat, did you not?

    November 20, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Of course we can all believe what we want to, gung, but little barbs like the ones you slung are unnecessary and cheapens what you have to say. I tend not read past the first insult, so I may miss a point one's trying to make.
    Choose words carefully.

    November 20, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    and...i just reread EVERY dayum post, it was mama that said that not you! so stop insulting my intelligence would you puleezze?!

    November 20, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    ok tomorrows another day and even tho at the moment im upset at you possibly we will start off on the other foot because we were friends i hope that will be so gung hoe. but i dont wanta discuss this anymore tonite! good nite all

    November 20, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)

    Well, it's time for me to go.
    Goodnight banasy, chrissy and everyone else.
    Chrissy, keep that pressure down. Breathe in, breathe out. Three times on each.

    November 20, 2011 at 12:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Good morning one and all

    Alright now. Where did we leave off ?

    November 20, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. leeintulsa

    Reps and dems unable to compromise? This calls for immediate discussion...

    November 20, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Never in my life have I ever seen such idiocy as this on Capitol Hill. I may not be a rocket scientist but even I know what to do about this monstrous deficit. First of all, get us out of all these idiotic wars overseas. Secondly, cut the excessive and unnecessary military spending on all those godless weapons that we'll never need and finally, make the rich pay their fair share of the taxes!

    November 20, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jj

    good morning banz. i respectfully disagree with your first comment. you do remember the world trade center right? how many people died at the hands of terrorist? remember how hung ho ever one was when we decided to invade the terrorist nations? funny how people forget that. lastly, what has obama actually done with all the money he has thrown around? Nada. the country is no better off since he took office. i would argue that its worse off since he began his term. nearly three years into his presidency and people are still blaming bush. i think that is an absurd arguement

    November 20, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat ( in a hat )

    Even after we get our troops out of Iraq, how many billions of dollars a year are we going to continue to send them ? Without an increase in revenues, is this going to make much difference in paying down our deficit ? I mean I know it's saving money as far as military operations, but will the money we continue to send them keep us at status quo on our debt ?

    November 20, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat ( in a hat )

    With all due respect, after 9/11, patriotism hit an all time high to be sure. But the war everyone was so gung hoe about was in Afghanistan. We were all for going after the al Queda and Taliban sources in "that" country. That was the right one. A couple years later, Mr. Bush decided he wanted to go after the man who threatened his daddy. That was the wrong one.

    November 20, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
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