Role of compromise limited in basic conflicts of value

07/08/2011
Bob TippeeOGJ EditorIn the US budget showdown, an industry poised to be compromised should not welcome a spirit of compromise.But that wisp was all President Barack Obama could cheer on July 7 after meeting with congressional leaders on the nation’s fiscal crisis.The trigger issue is a vote on raising the federal debt ceiling. The Treasury Department says the step must be taken by Aug. 2.But Congress won’t lift the debt lid without action on the federal deficit.Budget negotiators have agreed to seek a deal that would appear to lower the cumulative deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years. But they differ over methods.Democrats want to increase revenue, a euphemism they use for rai...
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