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  •  No way in hell he's signing this bill (5+ / 0-)

    He made that pretty clear, as did Harry Reid.

    •  Just like he'd veto a public-option-less ACA. (4+ / 0-)

      See, government is like a hamster wheel. There will be bad deals, but we must pass them through to maintain the steady flow of business as usual.

      Good governance, bad governance — it's all the same so long as the government keeps moving.

      (& yes, BTW, that was snark on my part — but far too many politicians are obviously true believers in the Hamster-Wheel Theory of Government.)

      Remember Savita Halappanavar!

      by Brown Thrasher on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:18:35 PM PST

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    •  How could he! Look what it does to Obamacare. (9+ / 0-)

      I am wide-eyed over the changes proposed, particularly to the elderly programs (Meals on Wheels) and Food Stamps. I expected the butthead would do everything he did to screw the poor, in general, but attacking Meals on Wheels never occurred to me. My mom was on that when she died. She payed about $120.00/month for a lunch and dinner delivered 5 days/week. Volunteers deliver, so the costs are food, supplies and admin. My mom really needed this program to stay out of a home. She wasn't cogent enough to cook anymore. If they cut medicare (which many seniors rely on for home care and institutional care) and/food stamps, sweet Jeebus, why not just throw them in the street and make your intentions absolutely clear?

      Wow.

      202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

      by cany on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:50:56 PM PST

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      •  Medicaid... not medicare. Medicaid (or in CA, (0+ / 0-)

        medical) helps to pay for care homes.

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:58:21 PM PST

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      •  No need to throw us in the street (1+ / 0-)
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        The intention has already been made clear.  We get it!

        "It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." ~ George Carlin

        by vigilant meerkat on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:02:44 PM PST

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      •  And yet, the majority of seniors voted for (1+ / 0-)
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        Republicans - apparently they are fine with living on the street?

        Of course, seniors have been so brainwashed they actually believe the GOP lies - what will it take to open their eyes?

        “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

        by ahumbleopinion on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:03:47 PM PST

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        •  Of course not. Don't blame an entire group of (1+ / 0-)
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          for the stupidity of some. Soon, as the boomers retire, you will have a WHOLE lot more retirees. So be careful.

          And a lot of the Snowbird aren't poor. This is really an issue of class, not of age.

          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:34:55 PM PST

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      •  Sorry (1+ / 0-)
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        This was meant as a reply to DisNoir36's comment regarding Maria Bartiromo.

        "It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it." ~ George Carlin

        by vigilant meerkat on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 01:06:58 PM PST

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        •  Got it. I'm on your side:) (1+ / 0-)
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          202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

          by cany on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 04:35:24 PM PST

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