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  •  Here is the difference between the Democrats (6+ / 0-)

    and the republicans.  The propsal to amend the Fair Labor Standards act to provide for comp time as  opposed  to overtime pay is argued against  by democrats on the merits and without  too much hyperbole.

    Meanwhile over on the gun safety debate  universal background checks are being opposed by the republicans with arguments  that Obama wants to confiscate your guns and make you  criminals.

    Democrats should take Mr. Cantor's propsal and  argue, not that  the substitution of comp time is  unfair, but go straight to the idea that republicans want to make the american worker "slaves"  without compensation and this is just the first step.

    That is the equivilent of what the republicans do  on issues that  the democratic party never stoops to in response. As ridiculous as it is to think any of the gun safety laws have anything to  do with confiscation and criminalization of gun ownership, equating comp time to "slave" labor  to scare the workering class into leaving the republicans, while untrue  would get the appropriate press coverage that mere opposition to the measure won't get.

    Plus, dishing it out is much  more fun then always being on the receiving  end of this kind of  garbage.

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