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  •  My values oppose Social Security benefit (5+ / 0-)

    cuts, so of course, I would have to vote against any party that enacts Social Security benefit cuts.  

    •  So you'll vote for the party who has made them (0+ / 0-)

      a possibility through massive propaganda and have your vote be tallied in support of Republican values?

      The opposite of a reward is not punishment, it's a removal of the reward.

      You would not be accomplishing anything by voting for a Republican except for making them more powerful and more able to enact policy.


      Democracy - 1 person 1 vote. Free Markets - More dollars more power.

      by k9disc on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:13:29 PM PDT

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      •  Oh, retribution is a value as well (5+ / 0-)

        I believe in payback.  I believe that when you give your vote to a party for 45 years and their response is to wait till you qualify for Social Security and then cut your benefits and they can't even be satisfied with that, they have to send out surrogates to snark, "You can't always get what you want..." like they have total contempt for your and your generation.

        Well, Democrats, you can't always get what you want either.  You can't have my vote if you cut my Social Security benefits.

      •  Democrats can be more successful in cutting SS (3+ / 0-)
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        splashoil, Patango, k9disc

        Because there is nobody left to fight them.  
        Wen republicans try to cut it themselves, the Dems fight them on it.

        Moreover, if SS is going to be cut, it might as well be by them, not us.  They should get the blame.  They should lose generations of voters.  

        Finally, our party is the one that might be able to go back to doing what we want if hurting us causes them to lose elections. I have no hope for the republicans to learn anything good from losses.

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