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  •  The painfully slow economic recovery got saved (4+ / 0-)

    from more gop obstructionism.
    The production credits for wind were saved. That will put more people to work.
    The best think that may have happened is that a small seam may have been opened up in the gop's solid wall of obstruction, hopefully that seam can be levered open much wider, and with the Sandy recovery act coming up, there will be some stimulus getting out there.
    We're getting back to talking more about the "long-term" deficit and more about what needs to be done right now to help people.
    The deficit hawks have been desperate to try and bust SS and Medicare/Medicaid now while the recession was putting such a strain on things.

    As the recovery proceeds, they'll see their opportunity vanish if we can hold out a while longer.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:02:45 PM PST

    •  I have to wonder if the last 4 years would be (2+ / 0-)
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      referred to as an economic recovery of
      any sort... slow, tortuous, gradual or otherwise...if a Republican were sitting in the Oval Office.

      Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 12:16:32 PM PST

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      •  I'm afraid what we would have had might have been (0+ / 0-)

        another fictitious "bubble" that even more quickly delivered us into the next Great Depression, from which we might have never recovered.
        We're dangerously close to a global food calamity, which could come about with another collapse.

        The alternative could have been that we just dived into idiot austerity, and just went directly from Great Recession I to Great Depression II.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 03:23:52 PM PST

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