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  •  not really (0+ / 0-)

    the sequester for the other cuts come in 2 months.  That is a big chunk of defense spending cuts in there that Obama KNOWS republicans must pass.

    95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

    by PRRedlin on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:05:42 AM PST

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    •  I don't see how that is leverage (1+ / 0-)
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      Nobody wants those cuts to happen. Obama said himself during the debates that those cuts are never going to happen.

      •  kabukki theater (2+ / 0-)
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        Egalitare, Ender

        no cuts will happen

        95% of all life forms that once existed on earth are now extinct. It is only a matter of time until the Republicans follow suit.

        by PRRedlin on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:15:21 AM PST

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      •  I'd be thrilled to see defense cuts happen, Ender (2+ / 0-)
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        There's lots of room to tighten up the war machine.

        Cantor just announced that "no decision on taking the bill to the House will be made today."

        “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

        by RJDixon74135 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 07:16:33 AM PST

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        •  I'd be thrilled too. Don't see it happening though (0+ / 0-)

          Thanks for the news about the House.

          It reminds me of a quote from the movie, Airplane:

          Dr. Rumack: Captain, these passengers don't have much time. How soon can we land?
          Capt. Oveur: I can't tell.
          Dr. Rumack: You can tell me, I'm a doctor.
          Capt. Oveur: What I mean is, I don't know.
          Dr. Rumack: Well can't you take a guess?
          Capt. Oveur:...Not for another two hours.
          Dr. Rumack: You can't take a guess for another two hours?
          Capt. Oveur: No what I'm saying is we can't land for another two hours.

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