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  •  I agree: let's fast track this (2+ / 0-)
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    Bisbonian, dinotrac

    so we can get it done and move on to other important matters.  I kind of fear this will be the only accomplishment this year, which would be a shame.

    Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

    by Mindful Nature on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:48:44 AM PST

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    •  Jobs are still priority one for a lot of people (2+ / 0-)
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      Taking sensible action and moving on -- not to mention not being paralyzed -- makes a ton of sense.

      Going into 2014 with a stagnant economy and millions of people who have been unemployed for two more years while nothing of consequence was attempted on their behalf does not sound like a winning hand.

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      by dinotrac on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 10:08:17 AM PST

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      •  and climate change (3+ / 0-)
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        for a lot of the rest.

        Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

        by Mindful Nature on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:42:10 AM PST

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        •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

          Take the win that opportunity presents and move on to other very important things.

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          by dinotrac on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 11:43:26 AM PST

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          •  It's not either/or. Congress has many, many ... (1+ / 0-)
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            ... committees, plenty of staff and lots of time for floor debate.

            IF they want to, they can hold more than one thought in their minds at once. It's the opponents of any of these "No. 1" priorities who will talk about clogging up the circuits with so many things to do ostensibly all at once.

            2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

            by TRPChicago on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 02:07:51 PM PST

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            •  Congress has 24 hours a day, just like the rest (0+ / 0-)

              of us.  Like the rest of us, they spend some of those hours sleeping and doing other things.  Ditto for some of those days.

              Much work can and does get done by less than the full Senate/House.  Some work can and does not.

              For whatever reason, Congress has a way of getting consumed by single issues to the exclusion of all else.  Perhaps you've forgotten all of those assurances -- mostly during the process of getting ACA to law -- that boy, howdy, Congress sure would get to the issues of jobs just as  soon as it could?

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              by dinotrac on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:26:09 AM PST

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