December 30th, 2012

Sen. Barrasso on CNN: We’re trying to line up Rubik’s cube right now. We’re not there yet.

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley at 9 a.m. ET, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), joined Crowley to discuss the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations. Sen. Barrasso stated, “We’re trying to line up Rubik’s cube right now. We’re not there yet. So we’re going to be meeting later today. This is going to continue and then go on till tomorrow.”  And Sen. Stabenow offered, “I’m willing to do more. I have $24 billion sitting on a farm bill in cuts we passed to the House. The House committee passed spending cuts that would stop big subsidies to farmers who shouldn’t be receiving them. The House won’t take it up. So I’m happy to do more reasonable spending cuts, but not if over and over the middle class gets hit.” A full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html.