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  •  The Budget was its own game (4+ / 0-)
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    Armando, lcj98, Yasuragi, Nada Lemming

    The budget was submitted, game over. It's dead.

    It always was dead and will always will be.

    There was never going to be a budget negotiation, might as well chunk something out there that makes you look like the serious player.

    We haven't had a budget since Obama took the oath and we won't get one until he or Boehner is gone. The budget game is over imo.

    •  I guess from his perspective (1+ / 0-)
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      citizenx

      a low cost Hail Mary, or maybe, WARNING - this is 11 Dimensional chessy - a sacrificial lamb to get immigration and/or gun reform.  

      I don't believe that BTW.

      •  Yeah I'm not going to go that far (2+ / 0-)
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        Armando, Creosote

        and say that he proposed it so the republicans would take SS cuts off of the table!!?!

        I'm not a mind reader and still think it was a bone headed move but the guy does have to deal with those repubs every day and knows how backstabby and assholic they can be better than anyone.  

        Good post btw, thank you.

    •  Could have proposed 20 million jobs (4+ / 0-)
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      Armando, citizenx, JesseCW, emal

      created thru infrastructure spending, that would be just as DOA. No?

      But that would show the Debt, Deficit issues were false.

      By Obama doing it this way, it sounds like it reinforces the falsehood. "Fix The Debt".

      ...... 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 01:13:04 PM PDT

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      •  He could have but I don't think that is the optics (3+ / 0-)
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        Yasuragi, Armando, Creosote

        he was trying to achieve. I would have swung for the fences too and wish he would have but I don't think he wanted to be accused of being that partisan especially since nothing was going to pass anyways.

        I think he was trying to look like the guy who proposed "serious" cuts on both sides as a sign of being a "very serious person" and as giving the appearance of trying to get a deal (which was never going to happen imo).

        I think he failed miserably btw and giving any ammo to the austerity crowd is insane.

      •  And that "one America" would have been (0+ / 0-)

        for that too.

        Bipartisanship! It's here, it's outside the Beltway, and it likes the New Deal.

        if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:04:35 PM PDT

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