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  •  It's not for lack of trying (1+ / 0-)
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    Even when Republicans were unwilling to propose SS cuts, Obama has time and again waded in.  It's not something he is doing reluctantly or is being forced into by intransigent Republicans; it is his policy.  The only reason I'm not sorry I voted for him is that the alternatives were so much worse.

    "[W]e shall see the reign of witches pass over . . . and the people, recovering their true spirit, restore their government to its true principles." Jefferson

    by RenMin on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:21:50 AM PDT

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    •  I guess you've never bought a home or (1+ / 0-)
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      a car? Never had to negotiate with someone who didn't want to drop the price of their home or a sales manager at a dealership? It isn't "This is what I want and I'm not budging from this place (that's how Republicans do it and how's that working out for them so far?)"
      Furthermore, putting an offer on the table doesn't make anything a "policy".

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 09:00:03 AM PDT

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