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  •  Good thing Democrats aren't Austerians -- oh, wait (1+ / 0-)
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    "It is clear we must enter an era of austerity; to reduce the deficit through shared sacrifice.” -- Nancy Pelosi, 7/25/2011

    "most Americans understand ... shared sacrifice is going to be necessary." -- DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, 4/14/2011

    “If everybody took an attitude of shared sacrifice, we could solve our deficit and debt problem next week."  -- Barack Obama, 8/17/2011

    Get ready to enjoy your shiny new wars!

    by Tommy Allen on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 05:19:04 AM PDT

    •  The shared sacrifice they are talking about.... (3+ / 0-)
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      is making the 1% sacrifice by paying taxes at a rate equivalent to what the rest of us poor suckers pay....

      but of course you knew that.

      If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy ( inaugural address, January 20, 1961)

      by Outraged Mom on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:02:14 AM PDT

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    •  It's the worst pissing match (0+ / 0-)

      the Democrats have gotten into with the Republicans, no doubt.  But at least the Democrats aren't insisting we have to do so next week.  The Dem's would be just as happy not talking about the deficit or debt at all right now when the economy is still struggling along.  It's just a cudgel the Republicans use to rhetorically beat up on the Democrats.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 08:09:53 AM PDT

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