Biden ‘confident’ of more than $1T in deficit cuts (AP) – 2033th Edition

15 06 2011

Vice President Joe Biden arrives at the Capitol for a stepped-up round of debt reduction talks on Capitol Hill Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)AP – Even as Vice President Joe Biden gave his most optimistic assessment yet of budget talks he’s leading, President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate signaled Tuesday a harder line on Medicare. That stance is complicating any effort to produce a deal to cut the deficit by $2 trillion or more over the coming decade or so.

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