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  •  Have fun electing a Republican Senate. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm sure they will listen to you more than Obama.

    22/Male/ D/Native of OH-16, Attending Graduate School in NC-04. Hoping for Richard Cordray or Ted Strickland for OH-Gov 2014.

    by liberal intellectual on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 05:12:49 PM PST

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    •  Ha ha ha ha. (0+ / 0-)

      Nope, almost the same.

      •  Now you sound like the Tea Party people... (0+ / 0-)

        Personally, I view it as a victory that the medicare age is off the table. That was a terrible idea. This is not great, but it is better than that.

        22/Male/ D/Native of OH-16, Attending Graduate School in NC-04. Hoping for Richard Cordray or Ted Strickland for OH-Gov 2014.

        by liberal intellectual on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:26:55 PM PST

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        •  Nobody has guaranteed that raising the eligibiltiy (1+ / 0-)
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          age for Medicare is off-the-table, for good.

          As I understand it, they are referring to this round of cuts.  

          Please read the President's own Fiscal Commission's recommendations on cuts to the safety net.

          There is an extensive chapter on Social Security, Tax Reform, Cuts in Non-Mandatory Programs, etc.

          Here's a link to the proposal.

          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 Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 08:35:00 PM PST

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        •  Tea Party insult? (0+ / 0-)

          That's it? Come on, you gotta do better than that.

    •  I love this effort to box dissenters in. (0+ / 0-)

      From the Right, we've got the claim that we knew cuts to the social contract were coming, this isn't a surprise, so hush. From the Left, we get knocked in with the claim that it isn't acceptable to discuss withholding electoral support for those who are ready to make cuts to the social contract.

      The net impact, of course, is to render dissent unacceptable. Can't vote against it, and it you vote for it, you can't complain.

      "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

      by 2020adam on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:04:02 AM PST

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