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  •  The elderly will own the bad stuff. (10+ / 0-)

    Congress members and the President will live well on their wealth as will their kids.

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 04:46:42 PM PST

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    •  Boehner is playing Obama... (3+ / 0-)
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      Nice guy, nice guy, nice guy... BOOM!  Gotcha.

      Obama wants to get along with Boehner, like a political pal, and Boehner gets that, plays along, to some extent. So he narrows the crowd in the room, gets Obama alone, softens him up, gets him to make at least some concessions, $400K tax limit, chained CPI, a couple other possibles - make it public, cry, "no way Jose!", take your marbles and change the game for tomorrow.

      This isn't negotiating, it's hostage taking - and we all know it.  Those of us who can need to take our observations as far and as wide as possible, spread the outrage, keep it burning, because these fires run deep, and they won't be quenched until we have overcome the deficits in the House - moral as well as numerical, and this will take great patience and effort.

      I'm fairly new to the Daily Kos, but every day, this effort, this ongoing project that most of us share, becomes clearer in its many threads and visions.

      These budget negotiations are but one important skirmish along the way...

      "Obama wasn't elected to play nice with Republicans. -kos

      by Beastly Fool on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:07:17 PM PST

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    •  name it (0+ / 0-)

      If this is what they want--call the new cost of living formula-- the Republican formula.

      Apres Bush, le deluge.

      by melvynny on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:06:48 PM PST

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