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  •  They already did. Were you not paying attention? (0+ / 0-)

    The DWOL pretty much nuked the talks with his "pass Plan B or else" snit fit today.

    Of course, this may all just be cover so the DWOL can impress the teabaggers and a deal may be worked out after all. But until or if that happens, stop the hysteria.

    •  Well, I knew it had been hinted at... (4+ / 0-)

      ... but I didn't know it was a (un)done deal.  

      Not paying attention?  Well, maybe - if working counts as not paying attention, then yeah for sure.  

      Hysteria?  One person's hysteria is another's serious concern.  That cuts to Medicare and Social Security would be offered up at all by the President is deeply troubling.  What's more, there is a pretty good track record to show that once a position has been offered up in negotiations by the President, there is little chance it can or will be taken back.  

      Of course none of us wants to hit that fiscal curb, but there are other paths to a solution.  I'd sooner suffer short term intense pain of unsustainable automatic cuts that can and will be easily rectified in 2013 than endure the long term crippling damage inflicted by a policy change that delivers yet another drone strike to the edifice of the social contract.  

      Call it "hysteria" all you want.  But it is not OK with me, and I'm not taking it quietly.  I would hope that few will.  

      There are plenty of Democrats with spines out there. Why can't we elect one President?

      by Deighved H Stern MD on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 07:52:03 PM PST

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    •  No (11+ / 0-)

      Waiting until something is a done deal is too late to speak up about it.

      And branding this situation so offhandedly as hysteria is not the least bit helpful. It stokes resentment. It's patronizing as hell to people who depend on these dollars now or will depend on them in the near future.
       

      It is time to #Occupy Media.

      by lunachickie on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:00:27 PM PST

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      •  Histeria Was Accusation Against Reagan Critics. (1+ / 0-)
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        How many limbs would you cut off to be back to Reagan? Me, being a near retiree, at least two.

        We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

        by Gooserock on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 08:27:54 PM PST

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