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  •  He can't get cuts like this through Congress (0+ / 0-)

    without Shock Doctrine tactics.  That is why he created the Debt Commission.  Meet in secret with a few people who share your point of view, with a few exceptions for window-dressing.  Come up with a plan to preserve the wealth of the upper brackets at the expense of the middle class and the poor, and ram it through during a manufactured crisis.  Simpson-Bowles couldn't quite make it over the finish line, so now we have this.  But the objective is clear, and has been from January 2009 when he first started bleating about a grand bargain and cutting entitlements.

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