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  •  No he isn't for it. (6+ / 0-)

    He has dangled chained CPI in front of the GOP several times always coupled with raising taxes but then withdrawn it as an option. If you haven't paid attention to this, you missed it.

    The Chained CPI has always been coupled with raising taxes and the GOP won't go for it. You know that.

    Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

    by ferallike on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 04:58:11 PM PDT

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    •  this bait stinks (1+ / 0-)
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      and is going to draw Murphy like honey draws flies.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:12:49 PM PDT

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      •  I don't like it myself either (5+ / 0-)

        but when you are dealing with the most obstructive Congress in history you can't hold back anything trying to expose the Obstructionists and what they're up to.

        What bothers me is that so many are focusing on this not realizing it is pure political maneuvering. Reacting to stuff  like this takes the wind out of efforts we should have been focusing on like rallying the troops for the showdown required to ban Assault weapons, high capacity mags and the like as well as Immigration Reform. Both of these issues desperately need to be dealt with as well as the many other very serious issues like getting the VA funded so it can transfer Veteran medical records, etc

        We need to be making sure everyone sees that the GOP repeatedly violates the will of the people. Countess Polls show that the vast majority wants background checks, taxes raised, DOMA overturned, etc.  We have to defeat these SOBs in 2014 and get a functioning Congress back.

        Everyone has to realize when PBO is doing political maneuvers and not freak out so they can focus their energy on dealing with the GOPs major civil rights violations, the attempts by the GOP to overturn Sec 5 of the Civil Rights Voting Act and repeated attempts by states to disenfranchise minorities.

        Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

        by ferallike on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:39:37 PM PDT

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        •  "What bothers me is that so many are ... (7+ / 0-)

          ... focusing on this not realizing it is pure political maneuvering."

          What bothers me is that there are still so many people who actually believe this.  

          Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

          by Meteor Blades on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 05:51:13 PM PDT

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          •  MB, would you, please, expound on this point? (1+ / 0-)
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            I think you'd have a lot better chance of getting somebody to understand the problem than I can.

            LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

            by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:13:58 PM PDT

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          •  Everytime PBO has dangled the (3+ / 0-)
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            Chained CPI carrot out it has always been coupled with raising Taxes. Do you think anyone in the GOP will vote to raise taxes? They wont break lockstep to vote for raising taxes so chained CPI will not ever happen.

            Smart people know what they don't know -8.50, -6.92

            by ferallike on Wed Apr 10, 2013 at 06:18:34 PM PDT

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