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Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 01:02 AM PDT

De-Escalating Urkraine

by Russron

I'm going to keep this short, but after watch the mobilization of troops, massing to attack the Russian barricades, I can't help but think they are playing into Putin's hands.  Putin wants these targets to be attacked and I have to ask if the solution to the problem can be virtually non-violent?  Just because someone has taken over a building and hung a foreign flag, must that violent action be met with more violence?

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Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:27 AM PDT

Why not raise the Cap?

by Russron

Ok, I am perhaps too furious at listening to the types that tell us that we can't raise the Cap on taxable earnings for Social Security above the 110K threshold.

Tonight, I listened to Jonathan Alter on "All in with Chris Hayes" say it wasn't going to happen.  Then, I listened to David Axelrod parrot the Pete Peterson dogma that something had to be done about Medicare and Social Security, which we all know is code for cut benefits.  After Rachel suggested raising the cap, he dismissed the idea out of hand.

But why should this be?

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Thu Feb 02, 2012 at 04:24 PM PST

Scott Walker's getting desperate

by Russron

Scott Walker's getting desperate.  When he sends out fundraising letters to the likes of me, you know he's grasping at straws.  I haven't diared here before and am an old fart who looks around and comments on other diaries.  Yes, I've been angry at Obama, but look below at what Scott Walker's saying.  He's trying to tie Obama to his mis guided attacks on Unions.

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