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  •  we keep being told (0+ / 0-)

    that we can't do anything that the GOP won't vote for.

    so by definition, all we can get are right-wing policies.

    it's better to change the frame of reference with stuff that can't be passed than to pass stuff that hurts the country.

    •  This doesn't change the frame of reference (0+ / 0-)

      If you can't get things passed you need to do things that actually connect and could make a difference if passed.

      Here are examples:

      (1) permanent extension of unemployment insurance while unemployment rate is over 7%.

      (2)  infrastructure bill to rebuild roads and bridges and make buildings more energy efficient, which lead directly to jobs.

      (3) extension of Cobra and restoration of Cobra subsidies

      (4) expand Americorp, put a quarter million unemployed college grads to work

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