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  •  Krugman said it best (18+ / 0-)

    This is no time for a grand bargain. Republicans are over a barrel because of all the tax cuts that expire 12/31.

    Obama and Senate Democrats to NOT need to save them from their self-made problem. Tax rates for top earners are going up Jan 1. It's up to the GOP whether everyone else's do. After all, the Senate has already passed their bill.

     

    Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

    by bear83 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 04:55:58 AM PST

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    •  yes! bernie sanders was on the tv machine (11+ / 0-)

      last nite (sorry, can't remember which show) & said he's getting together with seniors & vets groups to organize letter writing campaigns to the wh & d's in congress expressing opposition to ANY compromises involving ss & medicare & urging d's to not do anything & just let the bush tax cuts expire on 12/31.

      i think if the prez/d's get enuf blowback from the public they'll tell the r's to go take a long walk off a short pier but i'm probably engaging in wishful thinking on that score.

      •  I was totally against medicare changes... (1+ / 0-)
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        but if this is the opportunity to correct some fee for service impacts, and open up prescription drug negotiations...maybe this is an opportunity for improvement...but if they talk benefits for a second, I am right back on the side of push back....what better way to destroy your momentum...

        If the President throw Republicans another life jacket instead of an anchor...I will just be flabbergasted

        "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

        by justmy2 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 08:02:46 AM PST

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        •  i'm with you on that! enuf of this compromise (0+ / 0-)

          bs when it comes to messing with ss/medicare benies or raising the age for eligibility.

          if there are any backdoor deals cut, the party will pay dearly for it in 2014 & i don't think the prez wants that to be part of his legacy, but i could be wrong.

    •  I think the GOP tries one more time... (4+ / 0-)
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      to tack hard to the right.  They just do not seem to learn or "get it" - no matter how painfully obvious it is to everyone else.

      "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." -- Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Candide08 on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 05:55:00 AM PST

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    •  Re your sig (3+ / 0-)
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      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.
      To have a "gentleman's agreement" you must have gentlemen involved.

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 06:46:30 AM PST

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