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  •  What chit have they got? (2+ / 0-)
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    renzo capetti, sfbob

    Unemployment benefits, other social spending cuts in the sequester, and they think the debt ceiling.

    I hope Obama threatens to use the trillion-dollar coin idea to take the debt ceiling hostage out of Republican hands.  It might sound outlandish, but it's not nearly so outlandish as extremists who've lost an election holding the country's credit rating hostage.

    The hysteria over the fiscal cliff is kabuki performed by those who don't want Democrats to have the strong negotiating position that will occur in January if nothing is done.  I think the best solution is to do nothing until the new Congress is seated, then start dealing with problems one by one.

    Citizens United defeated by citizens, united.

    by Dallasdoc on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 06:44:54 AM PST

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    •  and i don't see anything preventing obama (1+ / 0-)
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      SilentBrook

      from doing that, especially if the GOP caves on taxes.  once that is cleared, obama has no need to negotiate now, and the GOP will still be desperate to preserve defense spending.

      the sequester cuts don't touch the big three, or VA programs.  the GOP is much more motivated to avoid that then dems.

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 06:53:03 AM PST

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