Washington 27 Luglio 2011 CORSERA.IT from Ther White House
Il Presidente americano si è svegliato questa mattina,anzi diciamo che ha dormito giusto quattro ore.Poi ha riunito i suoi stretti collaboratori e ha indicato la strada da seguire per oggi,trovare l'accordo,concludere insomma le negoziazioni con il partito repubblicano,prima che sia troppo tardi.La mossa di anticipare tutti e ogni strategia attendista da parte dei due schieramenti,mette il presidentre Barack Obama in una posizione di preminenza nei confronti degli altri player.Un momento magico che dovrà essere in grado di chiudere.Non saranno i Repubblicani tanto odiati a...
....gestire il balletto dell'accordo.La ferrea volontà del Presidente Barack Obama di concludere le negoziazioni,senza cedere sul doppio round dell'aumento sul debito pubblico americano.Mossa a sorpresa questa mattina all'alba,per sbloccare i negoziati e incutere ottimismo ai mercati,ma sopratutto agli americani.
I Repubblicani dovranno cedere nella giornata di oggi e redigere la bozza definitiva che il Congresso sarà tenuto a votare.Un accordo in definitiva sembra già nell'ombra,anche se Barack Obama tiene alta la guardia per impedire che l'aumento del tetto del debito avvenga nelle due fasi indicate dallo speaker John Boehner.
(AGI) Roma - Le borse europee estendono le loro perdite, dopo l'inatteso calo degli ordini Usa. Milano e' sempre la peggiore e lascia sul terreno il 2,5%. Londra cede lo 0,6%, Francoforte lo 0,85%, Parigi l'1,16% e Madrid l'1,74% .
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Legislation aimed at keeping the government's bill-paying intact is stuck in neutral, putting Congress, the financial markets and the public on edge less than a week before the deadline for heading off a potentially calamitous default.
House Speaker John Boehner was forced late Tuesday to postpone a floor vote on his plan, which originally had been scheduled for Wednesday, after nonpartisan congressional scorekeepers said the proposal would cut spending less than advertised. He promised to rewrite the measure, but the move means the House can't vote on it until Thursday at the earliest.
Boehner, R-Ohio, needs to do more than pump up the legislation. He needs to shore up his standing with tea party-backed conservatives demanding deeper spending cuts to accompany an almost $1 trillion increase in the government's borrowing cap. Many conservatives already had promised to oppose it.
"We need more drastic cuts," said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah. "I can't support it in its current form."
"I'm searching for a path toward yes but having a difficult time finding it," said Rep Bill Huizenga, R-Mich.
Unless he can wrestle the situation under control, Boehner risks losing leverage in his dealing with President Barack Obama and Democrats controlling the Senate.
Boehner's plan was not winning converts among some stalwart conservatives. It prompted Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid to declare that the bill was destined to fail in the Senate and it drew a White House veto threat. But it was framing the debate over how to reduce long-term deficits while raising the debt ceiling.
Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office analysis said the GOP measure would cut the deficit by about $850 billion over 10 years, not the $1.2 trillion originally promised. Even more embarrassing was a CBO finding that the measure, which would provide a $900 billion increase in the nation's borrowing cap, would generate just a $1 billion deficit cut over the coming year.
Boehner's plan would couple budget savings gleaned from 10 years of curbs on agency budgets with a two-track plan for increasing the government's borrowing cap by up to $2.7 trillion. The first increase of $900 billion would take effect immediately; the second increase could be awarded only after the recommendations of a special bipartisan congressional panel are enacted into law.
The White House says Boehner's measure would reopen the delicate and crucial debt discussions to unending political pressure during next year's campaigns and risk more uncertainty in the markets.
The White House promised to veto Boehner's measure if it were to reach Obama's desk.
It's unlikely to come to that. Reid, D-Nev., promised the measure would never make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Reid held back on forcing a vote on his competing measure, which he unveiled Monday to poor reviews from Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Reid appears to hope that his measure, which promises $2.7 trillion in spending cuts and would increase the debt limit enough to keep the government afloat past the 2012 elections, could emerge as the last viable option standing and could be modified with input from Republicans.
Those same Republicans blasted Reid's bill for $1 trillion in war-related