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  •  Cutting SS and Medicare is cruel (5+ / 0-)

    and it's still very much on the table, to be negotiated in the coming weeks.

    Fix the Debt is already ginning up the publicity machine:

    From PR Watch:

    Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson Reach New Heights of Hypocrisy in "Fix the Debt" Ad

    Former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson and Morgan Stanley board member Erskine Bowles have long been spokespersons for Fix the Debt. The "folksy" Simpson: "For cryin' out loud, Erskine, who isn't fed up with what's goin' on in Washington?" The Bowles tsk tsk: “These politicians are playing games jerking our country around from crisis to crisis.”

    This is rich from a group that has been hyping a debt and deficit crisis since its launch in July 2012, even though the deficit has been cut in half in recent years. In January 2013 Fix the Debt steering committee member and former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen admitted that Fix the Debt's strategy was to create an "artificial crisis" to achieve a "grand bargain" on Medicare and Social Security.

    You may be fooled, but I'm not. Not one red cent until they do their job.

    "The international world is wondering what happened to America's great heart and soul." Helen Thomas

    by Betty Pinson on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:06:31 AM PDT

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    •  Whatever. (0+ / 0-)

      Gotta love Kossacks who try and depress enthusiasm even when Dems just did really good....

      "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

      by Lawrence on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:20:39 AM PDT

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      •  Pelosi and Schumer depressed enthusiasm (1+ / 0-)
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        Calamity Jean

        By putting entitlement cuts on the agenda this afternoon before they even have the debt deal signed.   They weren't forced to talk about entitlement cuts today were they?  Or is there a back room dirty deal that we're going to find out about later.  

    •  Indeed, and the Ryan budget proposal (0+ / 0-)

      obliterates both programs.  Ryan is a Republican and your failure to blame him for his proposal whilst instead blaming Democrats badly misstates the respective positions of both parties on the issue.

      You seem to be entirely fooled on this issue by Republican propaganda.  And you therefore seem to be pushing Republican memes; which is extremely counter-productive if you truly wish to protect SS and Medicare.

      Thanks to President Obama, the Iraq War is Over!

      by Viceroy on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:39:04 AM PDT

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