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  •  So, what did they want by adding SS Chained CPI (0+ / 0-)

    if they knew everyone would object and the Republicans wouldn't agree?  Why did they need to include Social Security if there was no grand bargain in the offing?

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 09:01:55 PM PDT

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    •  To demonstrate to the nation that the gop isn't (0+ / 0-)

      interested in any progress whatsoever.
      Otherwise they would have been equally slammed for dithering and not offering a proposal.
      This way the W.H.  pays a price now and Dem candidates can run opposing cuts and the gop gets the blame for no deal because they won't raise taxes on billionaires.

      This won't be festering in Nov. 2014.

      That's one theory.
      I know there has to be some rational reason. ("Obama hates grannies and eats puppies to serve his Wall Street masters" not a rational idea, as far as I'm concerned.)

      You can't make this stuff up.

      by David54 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 06:46:51 AM PDT

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