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  •  Created by a liberal congress (5+ / 0-)

    Nixon just happened to be President.

    I repeatedly claimed that Obama would never propose cuts to social security. I was wrong. Then again, I also claimed, repeatedly, that Rick Perry would win the 2012 Election, and that The Supreme Court would overturn Health Care Reform.

    by NoFortunateSon on Wed May 01, 2013 at 05:58:08 AM PDT

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    •  Not the point (0+ / 0-)

      Someone said that the ACA was the best legislation since Medicare, which these examples show is nonsense. The makeup of congress at the time is irrelevant to this point.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:15:54 AM PDT

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      •  It is the best since Medicare/Medicaid (5+ / 0-)

        I'd put the CWA as number 4.

        I repeatedly claimed that Obama would never propose cuts to social security. I was wrong. Then again, I also claimed, repeatedly, that Rick Perry would win the 2012 Election, and that The Supreme Court would overturn Health Care Reform.

        by NoFortunateSon on Wed May 01, 2013 at 06:25:21 AM PDT

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        •  Given that it's impossible to accurately (0+ / 0-)

          gauge which is the best, I'd say that they're both way up there, making the original point, well, pointless. Also, SALT/START.

          It is rather sad, though, how few genuinely impressive legislation has been passed since the 60's. Obviously tracks with the rise of conservatism. We may argue about the details but I think we're all pretty much in agreement here that the conservative era has been a profound disaster for the US, failing on virtually every front. Hopefully, that era will continue to die.

          "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

          by kovie on Wed May 01, 2013 at 07:10:09 AM PDT

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    •  With a veto-proof majority (2+ / 0-)
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      Nixon could have refused to sign, but he knew it would have been pointless, and he was capable of reading the poll numbers showing overwhelming public support.

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