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  •  You're right that we need to keep pressure on Al. (5+ / 0-)

    Remember folks, he barely eked out a win, if my memory serves me well.  

    He appears to keep a very 'low' profile in D.C.  Partly due to this, I imagine.

    As I mentioned above, I supported his run with campaign contributions.  I don't doubt his sincerity at all.  He told the story of his wife Frannie's Dad dying young (if I recall it correctly), repeatedly on his radio show.  And how Social Security helped her family.

    But, since the Administration WANTS a Grand Bargain, there are probably pressures to go along with it.

    So, let's 'encourage' Al to resist the temptation to support the Chained CPI, etc.  ;-)


    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


    by musiccitymollie on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:43:01 PM PDT

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    •  exactly right (1+ / 0-)
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      This is a good time to send him a letter telling him this is good policy and politics and why.  Otherwise Austerity Amy can and will influence him.  I don't think he is bought, he was already rich.  His reelection will be on his mind.  

      Bad things aren't bad! And anyway, there's mitigation!

      by Nada Lemming on Fri May 10, 2013 at 10:00:18 PM PDT

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