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  •  Kabuki Theater 2.0? (3+ / 0-)

    Now, he concludes, it's time to do what he called for at the end of his administration, find "new ways to provide paid leave to those workers who need to take off but cannot afford to do so."

    Only problem that I have with this statement is that former President Clinton is "up to his eyeballs" in support of the Bowles-Simpson recommendations.  See Media Advisory from 2011.

    Media Advisory

    PETERSON FOUNDATION TO CONVENE 3RD ANNUAL FISCAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON ON MAY 15

    Participants to include President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Senator Rob Portman, Congressman Paul Ryan, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, and National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chair Alan Simpson.

    So, how is it you're "in bed with Alan Simpson," who's leading the charge to eviscerate the Social Safety Net, but in support of expanded Family Leave Act benefits?

    2016 electoral politics, maybe?  Yeah, just more Kabuki Theater.

    Mollie

    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    by musiccitymollie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:08:57 AM PST

    •  P.S. We need Dem leaders to lead on this (0+ / 0-)

      issue who have "no conflict of interests."

      Now, more than ever, we desperately need this benefit expanded.  Especially, considering the fact that as of the 2010 Census, we know that "1 out of 2 Americans are Poor or Low Income."  Here's the link.

      As long as the conversation continues to dwell on "fiscal austerity," broaching this subject is really pointless, until and unless you're willing to challenge the leadership of both parties.

      That's
      what I'm waiting to see.

      Update: President Obama just said in his press conference, that he has proposed "sensible reforms to Medicare and other social insurance programs."  Here we go again . . .

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:23:19 AM PST

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