October 9th, 2013
10:03 PM ET

Is White House sending mix messages on piecemeal deals?

Throughout this shutdown mess, the White House has repeatedly said that the President will reject any efforts to fund the government piecemeal.

"This piecemeal approach is - it's gimmickry, and it's irresponsible," Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

Except that sometimes piecemeal approaches do work for the White House.

In that same briefing, Carney told reporters that the President would make sure families of fallen U.S. soldiers would receive death benefits.

No one can or would argue with the fact that families of our fallen troops deserve funds immediately.

But is the White House sending mixed messages?

Outfront: Virginia's Democratic Senator Tim Kaine. He's a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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  1. Brian

    The most painless solution to all this drama
    Is for the GOP and The President to agree
    To raise the debt ceiling and the looming Budget Battle
    BY -–

    For a specific amount of time
    agreed to by both Parties.
    But may also address an end the GOP"s
    Future brinksmanship strategy
    as a tactic for capitulation.

    It gives the GOP their Govt. spending cuts
    And gives Obama a solution, that the Country,
    has seemingly adapted, to without Catastrophe.
    Its also fairer – in that everybody feels the pain.

    October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am | Reply

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