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

    thats our BIGGEST drawback the romper room mentality of Congress! they stall everything that would be progressive in our country and are the TRUE traitors of the USA! Should be a 2 term max on them as well!

    November 20, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    not me @ 3:58, reiterate that you idiot and get a freakin life!

    November 20, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    and im not a teapartier u moron but since u continuesly steal my name to spewl ur garbage i gotta assume u are!

    November 20, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    @bc(iah)
    Lmao!
    You can do what you want when you want... 😉

    @chrissy:
    We all know the difference.
    We all notice who the real troll is; let me reiterate that; GP is a dolt.

    November 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)

    It was nice and quiet without georgie. But I guess all good things must come to an end.

    November 20, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Ach, he's such a one trick pony, it doesn't matter anyway.
    We can predict what he's going to say...
    Like others, I should add.
    Same sh!t different day, as chrissy would say.

    November 20, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)

    @banasy. I couldn't agree with you more. It's easy to ignore when you know what you're dealing with.

    November 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    @bc(iah):
    I've gotten to the point that my eyes just skim the posts; I already *know* what they're going to say...

    November 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)

    @banasy

    I know. I am the same way now. As soon as I see the words rightwing thugs, teapartyers or pharmaceutical, I'm outta there.

    November 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lmmfao @ bobcat u just had to add pharmacueticak didnt ya, and @ banasy, DOLT is bein extremely kind doncha think? made me laugh both of you lol

    November 20, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. WOT

    May we all exhale until 2012, if congress payed closer attention to the wellness of the people at large and not their own, things could get done!

    November 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Barnaby Jones

    @chrissy. What we need to do, like you said above, is to cut this crazy military spending as it seems to be going through the roof! I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you.

    November 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)

    @chrissy

    I don't know why, but I kinda like the sound of that word now. Phar-ma-ceu-ti-cal. Just sorta rolls off the tounge.

    November 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jesu

    Dolt. What a great word. Dolt. Yeah, that's a keeper.

    November 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Roadsniper

    Your tax dollars at work, yak yak yak , all talk and no bite, and this is the system we live with. Its such s shame thatwe have a bunch of in sabordinates running this country, you better hold on because we have seen nothing yet!!

    November 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
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