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. s kel

    and talk and talk and talk.......

    November 20, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ronvan

    The ONLY thing these "kids" are talking about is how they can make more money to put in their pockets! They are NOT interested in helping this country or its people! They talk about "principles" but I bet if you offered them enough money they would vote quickly! WE, the people are going to continue to suffer until WE realize that the solution to the problem is to VOTE EVERYONE. wether you like them or not, OUT of office and start over. How worse off would we be?

    November 21, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Chechu

    Yeh, if we had the NHS like in Britain we'd be killin' a whole lot more folks! (HT Traction Control) More than 17,000 peolpe receiving treatment in the UK have died unnecessarily because of the inadequacies of the NHS, it is claimed today.

    July 14, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
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