Congressional Democrats expressed disappointment at Mr. Cantor’s decision and maintained that revenues must be part of any agreement.
“We cannot balance the budget solely on the backs of the middle class,” said Representative James E. Clyburn, Democrat of South Carolina, a member of the House leadership taking part in the talks. “We simply must forge a bipartisan agreement. Failure is not an option, and I hope a bipartisan resolution will be achieved.”
Democrats have repeatedly said that they could not support a budget deal that relies solely on spending cuts and other program changes to produce the more than $2 trillion in savings. Officials said Wednesday’s negotiating session was unusually tense as Democrats sought to get Republicans to commit to some revenue increases in exchange for Democratic concessions on spending cuts.
What the hell. Lately the GOP is getting more and more brazen about this kind of shit.
Fucking seriously man, it’s like taking all your toys and going home, except your wasting tax payer’s time and money, and it seems like as long as you’re a republican in the US government, you can do what ever the fuck you want.