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Many observers say battles on Capitol Hill play out more like schoolyard scuffles with -- the same maturity level by the way.
And in these debates not everybody plays fair.
The current budget battle is no different and both sides seem to be playing fast and loose with their numbers.
It started with this comment from the White House National Economic Council the director Gene Sperling who said the White House has been willing to move halfway to where they are.
So dams are offering fifty billion dollars in cuts compared with the Republicans proposed 100 billion dot dollars in cuts.
And guess what they -- both wrong because their numbers are based on president Obama's 2011 budget proposal.
Not what the budget actually it's so the GOP's suggested 100 billion dollars in reality is more like 61 billion dollars in cuts.
Democrats' Fuzzy math is even more ridiculous not only are they basing their numbers on the proposal.
They're already including cuts and have been made and signed into law.
Forty billion dollars of the White House compromise comes from Obama's never -- proposal and were included in a spending bill that was never enacted.
A top of that -- forty billion dollars.
The White House -- the forty billion dollars in cuts already signed into law this week.
As part of the two -- -- stopgap spending measure.
Yesterday vice president Joseph Biden met with congressional leaders to kick off negotiations.
On getting a spending bill that last past march.
He and his cronies announced they were putting forward an additional six and a half billion dollars in cuts OK so let's do the -- If you take the four billion already being cut and the proposed six and a half.
That's ten and a half billion dollars far from the fifty billion dollars they were both state.
So forget half way the White House plan is only about 17% of the GOP measure.
So worn out two weeks away from another possible government shutdown and the two sides had never really -- further apart.
I'm not optimistic they hit because there's one thing the Democrats have that the Republicans don't have Vito.
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