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  •  They weren't actually fooled ... (5+ / 0-)
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    Wednesday Bizzare, Tool, elwior, ColoTim, Tfill

    ... they knew Republicans wanted deep cuts in discretionary spending on things like parks, education and programs for the needy. The incentive for the Republicans to deal was supposed to be the across-the-board cuts in defense spending. The miscalculation was in believing the Republicans would rather raise taxes a little more on the wealthy than allow those defense cuts.

    I vote we run Rick Scott out of Florida on a high-speed rail.

    by ObamOcala on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 07:15:21 AM PST

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    •  The news this morning said that Republicans (2+ / 0-)
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      were coming up with bills to keep funding to the MIC and some other agencies (probably the ones like Homeland Security and food inspection and TSA) funded, but I'm not sure if this referenced the discussion yesterday here on Kos about making all the sequester's effects shoved over onto the agencies they don't like or if they actually were planning on increasing the debt just to keep their favorites fully funded and they wouldn't be making extra cuts to the social programs that help people live.

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