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  •  Ok, I was mistaken. (3+ / 0-)
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    RenMin, JVolvo, joeff

    Thanks for clearing it up!

    Well, now that the GOP has effectively shut down the board...it actually gives Pres. Obama a perfect opportunity to say "unless I make an appointment, the board will cease to function and we need a functioning government".

    If he does that, he can both highlight GOP obstructionism, and place another Dem on the panel...thus the panel would be comprised of 3 Dems and 0 GOPers. Would be a great help for Labor in the country.

    •  Actually 2 Dems and 1 Repub (0+ / 0-)

      Currently with Becker's departure the Board is at 1 and 1 and unable to decide cases without at least 1 more member.  

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