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View Diary: Over the cliff I go. Not laughing. (159 comments)

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  •  The GOP spending cuts the House passed were (11+ / 0-)

    worse than the cliff.

    When enough voices are heard, there will be improved policy.  

    Not an easy task and pain will be spread around.

    Still, I am currently feeling like no deal is preferable to a bad deal.

    Lots of folks had benefits that were cut off in June, due to the bad deal last time around that set up bad formulas for the states to end benefits if unemployment rate was a certain number in their state (as high as 7.9 percent) even though folks were led to believe benefits would go through the end of the year.

    Hang in there.  We'll get through this together.

    No, not joyously, but with resolve.  We need to avoid regressive formulas that increase income equality.  We need to promote progressive formulas that raise the floor of those most in need, including female Social Security beneficiaries, most of whom are at the very low end of the benefit scale, well below poverty level.

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