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  •  Let Them Drown (4+ / 0-)
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    ferg, chrississippi, MPociask, Gamblndan

    For the life of me, I can't understand why the Dems keep offering up lifelines to the Republicans. Dems don't need to raise the tax cuts beyond 250K, don't need to offer up SS or Medicare as sacrificial lambs.  Go over the cliff and come back with Obama tax cuts for middle class only.   The D's really don't know how to play the game. Am I missing something?

    •  There is a possibility that the baggers wouldn't (0+ / 0-)

      pass a middle tax cut afterwards and then we are all presuming that the public would blame them for it....but really who knows with a fickle low info voter pop??

      I didn't think 2010 would happen either over ACA....yet the crazies came out with torches over BS and Death panel and they actually succeeded.  We don't know for sure what would happen.

      I personally think we should go over the cliff, especially if they offer up SS in any way but  I also know it wouldn't necessarily be a win win for our side.  We just don't know how the public will react with no unemployment benefits, taxes going up, food skyrocketing, military being laid off etc.  

    •  It's possible that what you may be missing (0+ / 0-)

      is that Obama and most of the Dems want to cut earned benefits and preserve the Bush tax cuts, but they don't want to completely blow their image of being a party that cares about the people.

      But that's my most cynical assessment of the situation. I'm hoping for better.

      if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 12:23:34 PM PST

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