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  •  Did you read the example (0+ / 0-)

    they're blowing out of proportion? From the comment just above, via Sam Stein:

    The Obama White House is moving away from its initial unwillingness to negotiate on the president's job creation plan, saying now that if individual components of the bill came to the president's desk -- as opposed to the bill in its entirety -- he would sign them into law ...

    If lawmakers sent Obama legislation that would, say, send money to the states to rehire teachers, he would sign it and push for Congress to pass the remainder of his suggested reforms. As one of those senior administration officials put it, it would be politically suicidal to veto a bill that creates 1 million jobs just because it doesn't create 2 million jobs.

    In that type of scenario, hell ya sign it.

    •  That won't be what he gets (0+ / 0-)

      The bill he gets will be just the tax cuts, period. That's the only thing Republicans will give him. He signs it or HE looks like the uncompromising one since they were all ideas in his initial proposal. This is the fundamental flaw in every single bill Obama has put forward.

      But for him it's not a flaw. He is, I'm convinced, a believer in neoliberal economics. He really believes those tax cuts are just as good as the spending portions. He won't veto them.

      Hope I'm wrong, but I don't have hope.

    •  OK, in that sort of scenario, yes (0+ / 0-)

      do you blame me that that's not the kind of scenario I expect out of House Republicans?

      I'd wager money that Obama and the WH don't really expect that kind of "compromise" to be offered either.

      Nowhere do I understand that national security is a substitute for the law.---Thomas Drake You cannot tell from appearances how things will go.--Winston Churchill

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Sep 13, 2011 at 01:18:12 PM PDT

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