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  •  Kevin Drum Spelled it out: GOP plan all along (0+ / 0-)

    The GOP gets what it wanted: the Democrats are now on record proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in the failed Super Congress deal - just as anticipated. The fight over sequestration now puts the Democrats up against the "Weak on National Defense" charge if they push for the cuts in military spending mandated by the process.

    They'll almost certainly cave on defense cuts, the GOP gets the cuts in safety net spending they wanted all along, and the Democrats get the blame for the fallout.

    Sweet - how's that for nine-dimensional chess?

    Best outcome - agree to nothing, let the sequestration deal collapse, AND just let the damn Bush tax cuts die. Bingo - more tax revenue, including from the rich. How hard is that?

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 06:02:24 PM PST

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