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View Diary: Alan Simpson, Erskine Bowles come to Super Congress (99 comments)

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  •  Reliable people tell me (9+ / 0-)

    that the plan offered up by the Democrats is even more conservative that offered up by Erstwhile Banker and Tits Simpson.

    So perhaps they can convince John Kerry, Patty Murray, and the rest not to be so harsh?

    •  Senator 1% (2+ / 0-)
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      miracle11, PorridgeGun

      That's my Senator Patty Murray.  I called her office yesterday to tell them she is wearing that moniker from now on.
      Super Committee of the 1%:

         

      The 1% is particularly brazen in making these destructive proposals now when the 99% are making their voices heard across this nation in a multitude of ways. On Wednesday October 26th in Washington, DC, Rep. John Conyers stood with nine other members of Congress and more than 100 seniors and supporters, to deliver more than 2.3 million petitions from the 99% along with a resolution put forward by 82 members of Congress representing the will of the 99%, with a single message: Hands Off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid!

          Almost immediately after these 2.3 million petitions were delivered, the Democrats on the Super Committee completely ignored their message and pushed more cuts to the middle class and less tax increases for millionaires and billionaires than any previous "bipartisan" commission. According to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities the current Democratic proposal is to the "right of co-chairs of the bipartisan Bowles-Simpson commission and the Senate's 'Gang of Six,' and even further to the right of the plan by the bipartisan Rivlin-Domenici commission"

          The secretive and unaccountable Super Committee is meeting behind closed doors and proposing devastating cuts that would be shouldered by the 99%. We just released new reports in all of the Super Committee states detailing the $621 billion that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid provide for real Americans in the Super Committee states.

      I'm guessing they're not going to hear that any more than they hear the rumbling of people taking to the streets.

      Russ Feingold did send a request for money to run ads against this yesterday.  Who can you trust?

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