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  •  Sooooo, if they raise the tax increase ceiling (4+ / 0-)

    of $250,000 to $400,000, doesn't that mean PBO gets a tax break?  Didn't he campaign on the idea that a person like him didn't need a tax break?  What's wrong with THAT picture?

    being mindful and keepin' it real

    by Raggedy Ann on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:15:14 AM PST

    •  The GOP accusations (1+ / 0-)
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      Actbriniel

      that he wasn't offering a "balanced approach" or wasn't willing to compromise must have triggered his old tapes. He needs to know that ordinary working Americans don't give a fig about the "fiscal cliff"if it means that their parents are paying the price. Send him a tweet, sign the petition, send another tweet. I'm guessing 1,000 tweets will do more to get his attention than a petition, but we should all do both.

      A working man robs a bank and it's a federal manhunt. A banker robs a working man and gets a bailout.

      by Grassroots Mom on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:28:40 AM PST

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      •  I read yesterday that... (2+ / 0-)
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        Grassroots Mom, maryabein

        ...of the 800 billion in spending cuts, 1/2 of that, 400 billion, will come out of federal health care programs, while 1/8 of that, 100 billion, will come out of the military. Balanced my ass! It's exhausting seeing how easily our politicians will spend money to kill, but they hate spending money so the rest of us can live.

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