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  •  You need a Moynihan slap (3+ / 0-)
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    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
    Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

    by kestrel9000 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 12:52:32 PM PDT

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    •  No sure that it's him that needs it (7+ / 0-)

      As it turns out, Obama's plan promotes more tax cuts as the cure, once again.

      Please, tell me the three major differences in approach to economic policy between Bush and Obama.  I am genuinely interested to hear what people would cite for that list.

      Courtesy Kos. Trying to call on the better angels of our nature.

      by Mindful Nature on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 01:11:37 PM PDT

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      •  they (2+ / 0-)
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        Diebold Hacker, priceman

        Are not here to discuss policy, only personalities.  It makes Obama has a sad, so they attack.  Wash rinse repeat.    

        ‎"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them." --Frederick Douglass

        by Nada Lemming on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 01:55:09 PM PDT

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        •  LOL LOL LOL (0+ / 0-)
          they are not here to discuss policy, only personalities.  It makes Obama has a sad, so they attack.  Wash rinse repeat.    
          the meta irony is just too much.

          anyhoo, bush brought us his ridiculous tax cuts; obama has been trying to get them repealed.

          bush went directly after social security; obama has not.

          the stimulus had all kinds of weatherization, etc. programs that not only put people to work, but save energy and money in the long run.

          there's three differences.

          Die with your boots on. If you're gonna try, well stick around. Gonna cry? Just move along. The truth of all predictions is always in your hands. - Iron Maiden

          by Cedwyn on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 06:00:00 AM PDT

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          •  They sent you? (0+ / 0-)

            To discuss policy?  Lol is right.  

            Your first two points are untrue.  Obama signed the tax cut extension.  Also, the only reason the "grand bargain" also known as cuts in Medicare and social security didn't happen is because republicans are crazy and said no even to that because it contained a dribble of revenue.  He could have thrown in free car washes to every republican for life and they would have said no.  But he still thinks he can work with them:
            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

            "I believe that if we're successful in this election, when we're successful in this election, that the fever may break, because there's a tradition in the Republican Party of more common sense than that," Obama said at an event held at the Bachelor Farmer restaurant in Minneapolis, which is owned by the sons of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D)
            Fucking delusional.

            Oh and the stimulus was 1/3 tax cuts, which was a sop to republicans so he could have bipartisanship that would never materialize.  Weatherization wass a throw-in to make it look like he cares about the environment.  

            What to you think the odds are that he calls for more stimulus before the election?  After?  The odds are greater that he restarts the cat food commission, which is what he really wants: austerity with the fig leaf of fairness.

            ‎"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them." --Frederick Douglass

            by Nada Lemming on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 09:33:03 AM PDT

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