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  •  It's a problem with Obama (0+ / 0-)

    We have one half of Congress and the Presidency.  Obama constantly gives away too much because he's terrified of just living with the consequences of refusing to agree to any deal.  

    You know what, the "cliff" wasn't that damn bad.  Some people would suffer, yes that sucks, but it would nip the constant hostage taking by the GOP in the bud.  

    Now we pretty much gave them everything they wanted.  In people making more than 400/450K the lower dividend rate and capital gains rate is what's really important, not the theoretical "ordinary income" tax bracket.  

    •  Congratulations... (5+ / 0-)

      on not needing UI or knowing anyone that does.  Or are you ready to help them with groceries and rent until this gets taken care of?

      Congrats, too, on not knowing anyone who relies on medicare for their medical care, or who relies on any one of thousands of community-based medical clinics that stay afloat on federal dollars.

      "Nonsense!" said Alice, very loudly and decidedly, and the Queen was silent.

      by RIposte on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 04:49:25 PM PST

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      •  Where is our compassion (0+ / 0-)

        I thought the Dems were the party for the people. There are a few people that I know that are using UI. OMG. I am lucky that I have a job.

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