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  •  beside voting on it ... (3+ / 0-)
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    mahakali overdrive, wader, carver

    I'd love to hear his take on it, including his concerns.  To me, there are many concerns to be had.  The lesson to be learned I think here, is that Republicans are not to be negotiated with on anything that would last more than a few months, until they jettison the Tea Party.

    How is taking a hundred dollars worth of food from hungry kids or from old poor sick people equal to taking a hundred dollars from billionaires? -- howabout, 19 Dec 2012

    by billlaurelMD on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:16:31 PM PST

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    •  Except good thing we did negotiate (1+ / 0-)
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      with them because otherwise it would have died in the Senate, right?

      I've read some from Harkin. He says it was the 400K vs 250K and not much more. I'm looking forward to anything else from Sanders, but I haven't seen anything other than an announcement on the FP of his site, which to me says he doesn't have major reservations about it (although that could prove to be my assumption).

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      by mahakali overdrive on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:22:03 PM PST

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    •  Sanders on New Years Eve (3+ / 0-)
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      Bernie Sanders Makes It Clear: Republicans Are The Problem

      From the blog Liberals Unite

      By Brandon Weber

      Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said  when interviewed on MSNBC that Republicans were solely to blame for the lack of a budget deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

      “The problem that Boenher will have in the House is that his caucus is dominated by right-wing extremists who are very hesitant, who will do everything they can to prevent the wealthiest people in this country and the largest corporations from paying a nickel more in taxes.”

      When asked by an MSNBC journalist, “Aren’t both parties to blame there in Washington?” he shot back, “No!” and proceeded to explain why.

      Video here: http://www.blogforiowa.com/...

      Looks like Bernie is clearly, clearly stating that the Republicans are the problem regarding the fiscal cliff.

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      by mahakali overdrive on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:30:01 PM PST

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