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  •  Social Security is on the table why? (1+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye

    As a bargaining chip?
    Who exactly placed it there?
    Why might they have done this?

    If you believe that the cuts
    contained in the fiscal cliff (PDF)
    will not effect the poor and afflicted,
    especially many peoples of color,
    you should understand that
    many government programs
    like SNAP, WIC, HUD, transit
    and medical transport subsidies,
    are not protected as Social Security,
    Medicaid, and Medicare are from this.

    Everyone should read that OMB report.
    And then look at their own situations
    and see if they truly believe that they will
    not be sharing in the pain of all these cuts.
    8% across the board. As of January 1st 2013.

    If someone wanted to betray the
    poor and middle class, they would
    be clamoring for all of us to jump off.

    OK, I get it. This is exactly
    what our president wanted
    from the beginning. Or are you
    trying to prove otherwise?

    Thanks for all of your efforts.

    •  The cliff is a deadline only because they want it (2+ / 0-)
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      triv33, JayRaye

      to be one. Without it, all of your post has no meaning. I dont need to underestand anything other than when I am being manipulated. The fact you try to answer with the manufactured crisis to explain away why you are trying to cut programs is why I said this is not a debate between two parties of equivalent (1) honesty and (2) factual analysis.

    •  I can't tellif you are spamming, but assuming not (2+ / 0-)
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      JayRaye, Calamity Jean

      Quick response

      Creating a crisis  that harms the poor and then claiming you must solve it by harming the poor is not something that is convincing as an argument unless one wants to believe the faux crisis is real.

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