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  •  The little deal will be passed... (1+ / 0-)
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    JG in MD

    with a few negotiated tweaks, Obama gets "his" UEI extension, but has to give a bit on tax threshold, so say $400K instead of $250K and then the triggered cuts are kicked down the road.  

    The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

    by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:17:01 PM PST

    •  I can live with that for the moment if (0+ / 0-)

      This isn't a "$3 billion for the poor, $50 billion for the rich" deal.

      We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

      by Samer on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 05:20:44 PM PST

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      •  Well, if it's a choice between that kind of (0+ / 0-)

        "$3 billion for the poor, $50 billion for the rich" deal or raising the medicare age to 67 or even 70 and implementing chained cpi which would you choose?

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 12:33:16 AM PST

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        •  The former, b/c the latter's not just bad politics (0+ / 0-)

          It's terrible policy.

          If those are the only two options, then, yes, I'd take it—but only with a lot of nose-holding.

          We don't want our country back, we want our country FORWARD. --Eclectablog

          by Samer on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:57:19 PM PST

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