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  •  I don't know about McCaskill, (3+ / 0-)
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    TomP, bythesea, MichaelNY

    since he's also sounding like he may undercut some social services in the name of reducing the deficit, but I could name a few more names that he'd be more of a mainstream Democrat than, too.

    I changed by not changing at all, small town predicts my fate, perhaps that's what no one wants to see. -6.38, -4.15

    by James Allen on Thu Mar 08, 2012 at 10:23:24 AM PST

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    •  Remember it's different on the state level. (6+ / 0-)

      Every state but Vermont constitutionally (and even in Vermont, in practice) needs to balance their budget each year.  Therefore "progressive" governors will be forced, when there are revenue shortfalls, to cut spending if they don't believe tax increases are possible/can bear all the load.  I daresay every single Democratic governor in the country now has cut spending somewhat, albeit a few states (Illinois, Connecticut) have increased taxes as well.  

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