Republicans have been adamant about their terms in talks with Democrats about averting the fiscal cliff. They say they will only budge on more tax revenues if Democrats put entitlements such as, social security, Medicare and Medicaid, on the table. But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin says entitlements should be off limits until this whole fiscal cliff mess is behind us. Durbin says, "the social security is a separate thing. It does not add a penny to the debt. We should deal with its long term survival and solvency and we can do that in a separate setting other than this last minute fiscal cliff negotiation."
Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate, Durbin joins “Starting Point” live from the capitol this morning.
Oh, and who gives a rats patoot what Norquist wants? I'm pretty sure he is not an elected official.
The Democrats and Republicans must work together. Durbin offered nothing and when Soledad pushed a few times for something, she came up with nothing. Those that cannot work together and come up with a deal should all be fired. Watching Durbin was a waste of 4 minutes and 19 seconds.
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