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  •  What? (2+ / 0-)
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    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:07:37 AM PDT

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    •  You warn about certain commenters here (0+ / 0-)

      To wit:

      [Durbin] is very confident that they can convince the people to swallow this with little protest.  $3.50 a month.  

      Take notice and you will find a number of people in the comments here at dkos throwing that same kind of rhetoric around.

      One of the Social Security Defenders proposals is to increase FICA by 2% over 10 years, basically 80 cents a week per year. That's awfully close to Durbin's $3.50 a month, so I wondered if you were making a veiled reference.

      Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

      by Clem Yeobright on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:49:29 AM PDT

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      •  Durbin was talking about (2+ / 0-)
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        framing the benefit cuts by telling people it will just be a small cut, $3.50/month. It is in the transcript above.


        "Justice is a commodity"

        by joanneleon on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:40:25 AM PDT

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        •  Gotcha. (0+ / 0-)

          Dog-whistle.

          My lips are sealed.

          Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

          by Clem Yeobright on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:43:35 AM PDT

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          •  Clem (5+ / 0-)

            I am not trying to veil anything or deceive anyone and I really don't like the accusations.  What kind of dog whistle are you referring to?  

            Durbin explains how he wants to sell it to the public. I see the same sales pitch in comments here.  It's just a small cut, what are you complaing about, the commenters say?  I could go and find some examples for you with links if you think I am playing some kind of game here, but I can't do it right now as I have work and kids to attend to.  

            There are links to source material in this diary.  No veils, no misinterpretations, nothing.  You can see it with your own eyes if you choose to read the diary and the source material.  I really don't understand the hostility here.  We are all in this together.


            "Justice is a commodity"

            by joanneleon on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 10:47:42 AM PDT

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