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  •  We must (7+ / 0-)

    put supreme pressure on Obama because he is doing this on behalf of the 1%. He does not care about seniors and poor people. He is the only one who could get this passed as you know no republican has been able to do. Democrats have to stop being in denial Joan, and not pay attention to the republicans who just distract us, and make it easier for Obama to get away with this insanity. Se how Dean Baker at Firedoglake looks at this.

    "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between" Oscar Wilde

    by angry hopeful liberal on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 08:30:03 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you, ahl, for this link to Dean Baker's (6+ / 0-)

      FDL diary.  I quoted one of his statistics here, earlier today.

      But I got the info from listening to Dr. Baker speak at the AARP-sponsored forum, which I just linked to in a reply to DKos blogger, Arlys.

      Hope you take a minute to check out the video.  It is approximately 1 1/2 hours in length, and the entire discussion is about the effect of the various "price indexes" used to measure inflation (as it pertains to our federal transfer programs).

      The main emphasis is on the [proposed] 'Superlative, or Chained CPI.'

      Thanks again for the diary link.


      "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 Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 09:00:39 PM PDT

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