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  •  Considering the President is a smart person (4+ / 0-)

    and the fact that he cannot possibly NOT know that by giving up this type of concession, the chances of taking back the House in 2014 fall from not likely to not-a-chance-in-hell, I think it has to be about long term legacy.  I hate thinking that, but cannot fathom what else makes sense.  

    Here's to hoping I'm more Nostradumbass than Nostradamus on this take.

    Someone once asked me why do you always insist on taking the hard road? and I replied why do you assume I see two roads?

    by funluvn1 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 11:47:52 AM PDT

    •  But what precisely is the goal (1+ / 0-)
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      for THIS deal.

      What is the result he wants and how does he think he can get there?

      •  The goal would be to, in the end, be seen as (2+ / 0-)
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        the adult in the room while history paints the tea flavored Republicans as exactly what they are.  How he gets there is just by offering something that he figures the Republicans will not pass anyway, thus making his point for him, once again.

        Best I can guess.

        Someone once asked me why do you always insist on taking the hard road? and I replied why do you assume I see two roads?

        by funluvn1 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 12:14:29 PM PDT

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        •  History doesn't remember stuff like that (3+ / 0-)
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        •  He could offer to create 20 million jobs thru (4+ / 0-)
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          Armando, JesseCW, TexDem, tardis10

          infrastructure spending. Which is also something

          the Republicans will not pass anyway
          But the WH choose not to.
          A return to New Deal infrastructure spending: 6% of GDP-900 billion, would create about 23 million jobs (22.5).

          26 million under employed or unemployed, U6 is at 21.5 million. Fudge it: 23 million.

          The CBO scoring of the 75 yr SS shortfall is .6% of GDP, which would equal 23 million jobs at 31.5k producing 89.3 billion in FICA. 15 trillion dollar economy, .6% is 90 billion.

          Or 20 million jobs at 36k

          ...... Social Security blogathon March 25th thru March 29th. #HandsOffmySS FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

          by Roger Fox on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 12:56:14 PM PDT

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