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  •  A real budget (0+ / 0-)

    With a prayer of passage. 108 DEMOCRATS(!) voted against the peoples budget. Where are Senate Democrats? The President?

    •  It's Definitely A More Real Budget than the GOP's (0+ / 0-)

      The People's Budget actually has real numbers not some pulled out of Paul Ryan's PX90 arse.  

      As for where are the Dems you mentioned, probably at some fund raiser with their corporate and Wall Street buddies.  Believe me I understand that these people are not part of the solution, but IMO you cannot simply dismiss the budget because its chance of passage is exceedingly small.  You got to start somewhere and you definitely have to fight for it.

      Poor man wants to be rich. Rich man wants to king. And the king ain't satisifed until he rules everything. B.Springsteen

      by howd on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 05:34:43 PM PST

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      •  Nope (0+ / 0-)

        A budget that can't generate much support from it's own members isn't realistic. It may be an ideal or a statement of sorts but it isn't reality. In order to be 'real" it must stand a chance of garnering some votes. And as noted earlier that tax increase on the other 98% is a non starter. A budget that you (may have to hold your nose and) vote for due to negotiations and compromise is a budget. A statement of defiance isn't. Plus I don;t see any Dems running on that budget do you?

        My frustration has been that the House and Senate Dems COULD arrive at a budget that was politically feasible and yet still defensible. Not getting everything they want 100%. But enough to draw out full Democratic support and maybe pick off a few GOPs. Certainly something moderate enough to draw the contrast between common sense and extremism.

        But the house has the people's budget that even most dems don't support. The Senate has nada. The president has nothing. And when he DID have a budget it got zero votes from anyone.

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