Democrats Bolt Super Committee Negotiations - Sen. Rand Paul
Walkout Follows Rejection Of Republicans Proposal
By Dell Hill
report today by Senator Rand Paul indicates that Democrats assigned to
the President’s debt reduction super committee have walked out on the
negotiations. With a Thanksgiving deadline, this would not seem to be
the time to be bolting from the on-going talks, but it’s not all that
surprising, given the Democrats rejection of a Republican proposal to
allow up to $300 billion dollars in revenue (taxes!) in exchange for tax
code reform and adjustments to the so-called Bush tax cuts.
Here’s the latest from Hannity.
update on the lack of progress for Dems and Republicans to reach a tax
deal. Yesterday Democrats of the Super Committee rejected Republicans'
offer to "raise federal tax collections by nearly $300 billion over the
Rand Paul exclusively has JUST told Sean that not only are Democrats
rejecting offers put on the table, but now they won't even continue to
negotiate and have "walked away from the table...refusing to talk to the
warns the American people that this is all about Obama's reelection,
and the taxpayers livelihood is of no concern to Obama and the
For those who can’t access the audio, here’s a transcript of the conversation between Sean Hannity and Senator Rand Paul.
Audio verbate: Senator Rand Paul (KY) on the Sean Hannity radio show Nov. 9, 2011:
P:Sean can I make it up to you by giving you a scoop, that maybe people don't know yet?
S: Yeah what you got it
I have news straight from sources close to the SuperCommittee that the
Democrats have walked away from the table and they're refusing to talk
to the Republicans about a deal and they will not counter any offers and
basically there's an impass and it's starting to look like they don't
want any deal at all.
S: This was all being telegraphed by Chuck Shcumer yesterday, I am sure you saw it on TV
They want to say that because Republicans will not raise taxes they are
rigid. THat we are not going to have a deal on teh economy.I think the
democrats are just gonna be happy gutting the defense department, which
is part of this deal.
And the truth is quite the opposite the republicans have offered tax
reform that lowers tax rates and closes loopholes.The president talks
about millionaires not paying their taxes, we are trying to close some
loopholes, but we want to be part of tax reform. We have offered a
serious credible offer, but bascially they have walked away from the