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  •  One has to parse his words carefully (12+ / 0-)

    It took a few years for those scales to fall from my eyes.  If you take his utterances at face value, he sounds great.  If you start reading between the lines, the truth actually emerges.

    The core truth of his 2d term is that he wants a Grand Bargain for the sake of achieving a Grand Bargain.  The actual terms of the bargain are generally secondary to achieving it.  The only essential terms that I see are cutting "entitlements" and getting some sort of tax increases on the top end.

    Am I the only one who finds it odd that the Estate Tax was largely gutted at the start of this year, but chaining CPI for SS is now essential?  Rich old people need to be able to bequeath more to their heirs, but not rich old people need to struggle more.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:15:56 AM PDT

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