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      TofG, We Won
      What was accomplished?

      A whole bunch. Pell Grants have actually been increased. The default scenario has been averted until at least 2013 with a debt ceiling raise. It did not require the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment. And the cuts that are included are backloaded, meaning that they come further down the line, when the economy is (hopefully) on a better footing.

      Sure the President is taking heat on this now. But the focus can now be on jobs (on which there has not been a single piece of legislation [at the time of writing -- me]), and Republicans who are gloating now may not be so cheerful when it comes time to make the cuts they demanded.

      it's not just the village that has its narratives.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 11:53:59 AM PST

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