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  •  I would add that we need pretty drastic action if (12+ / 0-)

    we intend to have an influence.  Very visible actions with protests and even shut downs if the unions or other organization will go that far.

    OWS has done most of the educating for us and some branches are beginning to re-activate.  What we're faced with is that the issues have become so confused for the public that they don't know what or who to believe.  We have to have voices and actions that cut through that miasma in order to help get the attention of both the public and our own leadership to counter the false narratives and outright lying about deficiets, about the degree of hardships on many of the people that cuts will increase, and to show the people how we are working for them in order to continue winning.

    I would advocate using all means at our disposal which are honest and righteous to broadcast the inequities and inequalities of the current narratives that we've heard so far.  Of course, what would help is if we knew more specifics about our own party's goals in the negotiating process.

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      what would help is if we knew more specifics about our own party's goals in the negotiating process
      It doesn't matter so much what our party's goals are. What matters is that many, many voices tell them loud and clear what we expect their goals to be.

      " can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:10:16 PM PST

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      •  My concern here is that in these mega- (5+ / 0-)

        legislative packages often details which may be significant
        don't materialize until afterward and no one had addressed opposition because of lack of knowledge.  There's the possibilty of numerous changes to the current programs and almost an impossibilty to predetermine them in order to advance arguments before they may be agreed upon.  Conversely on a positive note, it would be greatly helpful to argument in favor of administive positions if we knew for certain what they were.  All we have at present are very general statements that are intrepretative.

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