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  •  We also need to keep an eye on the Dems that (9+ / 0-)

    are also in favor of some type of 'adjustment' to the Safety nets, as these adjustments are not specified.  Until those are specified, no deal.  I mean if an 'adjustment' is 'allowing' for the bargaining drug prices, great.  But, if it's something like making seniors and disabled pay more co-pays, then no.....  You get the drift...

    Unfortunately, the President has already gone there with chained cpi for social security and that is not acceptable.

    •  For sure (3+ / 0-)
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      It's a simple issue that can be made to seem "complicated."  Somehow "I paid money with the understanding it would finance my retirement--not a tax cut and a war" is replaced with technocratic discussions which involve enough math and acronyms to make your eyes glaze over.  

      That's why a "no cuts" negotiating stance is so important.  You're right that there's a need to enforce discipline on our side as well.  Taking the fight to the one percent means not giving someone a pass because they claim to be our friend at election time and then sell us out later.  

      "If you can't lower heaven, raise hell!" - Mother Jones

      by al ajnabee on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:14:57 AM PST

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    •  After watching PBO on MTP Sunday.... (7+ / 0-)

      I think there's no doubt that chained CPI is coming.

      I love how he parses words - he said that he won't ask seniors to bear the 'entire' burden, as though there's something equivalent about having people who make more than $400k per year pay less than 5% more in taxes and taking away money from someone elderly who brings in $1,200 per month.  

      It's especially galling to have those making $1,200 per month sacrifice - or to make every American take an increase in the Medicare acceptance age - while those making $250k-$450k get their Bush tax cuts permanently baked into the cake.  You know who is going to lose out on this deal and it's going to be us.

      you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

      by Dem Beans on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:04:46 AM PST

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