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  •  Respectfully, I don't know anybody who is (1+ / 0-)
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    Dancing Frog

    agonizing over the question of "which party most wanted the sequester?"

    I personally think most progressives would like to see this legislation overturned, so there's no pressure to "lurch toward" yet another ill-conceived and executed "big deal" or "Grand Bargain," in which the American People are forced to 'take a haircut.'

    If we can push through legislation to overturn the sequester, a decent deal can then be negotiated, that will help the economy, not hurt it.

    Especially, if it avoids cuts to Social Security and Medicare.  

    And we know from both the Republicans and the President's own Press Secretary, Jay Carney (see this link to the February 19 Press Briefing with Carney) that if the sequester (as it stands now) is not overturned, there will inevitably be cuts to the social safety net.

    So, let's set the record straight on the sequester, but please, let's not allow the RNC to distract us from the real battle--which is to keep Social Security and Medicare cuts, off-the-table.  This is where the focus should be, IMHO.

    And, the focus should also be on letting the White House and the Speaker know that progressives do not support these cuts.

    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 Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 12:59:16 PM PST

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