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    to be increased, especially at the lower end. Instead there are calls to reduce them, in a touching bipartisan show of High Seriousness.

    SNAP benefits are too low and need to be increased. Instead they've just been cut, with calls to cut them even more, in yet another touching bipartisan show of High Seriousness. At least our guys are "only" asking for $4B in cuts, with the other side asking for $40B. I'm truly touched.

    Medicare benefits are too low (STILL no out of pocket max and a measly 80% coverage!) and need to be increased (yes, there's Medicare Advantage, which is often a great deal for seniors, but a terrible deal for taxpayers). And, you guessed it, there are calls to reduce them, again, so everyone gets to share the sacrifice, in a truly touching bipartisan show of High Seriousness.

    Have you all reached for your Kleenex yet?

    Same thing for Medicaid, Unemployment, Disability, school lunches, etc. Yet all the Very Serious People think cutting all these is a great idea. Coincidentally, they all make a lot of money and have no need for these programs.

    Warren and a handful of Dems and Dem-aligned indies are making it ok to do the exact opposite again, without being labelled a socialist or maligned as a liberal. And they're dead serious. As in ACTUALLY serious, not like these overpaid putzes who appear nightly on Charlie Rose to whine about how mean it is for all these layabouts to threaten their tax rates.

    I think things are finally turning, at least politically. The policy will eventually follow. It always does. We're talking multiple election and governing cycles, mind you. But Reagan is dead and he was a lousy president.

    "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

    by kovie on Mon Nov 18, 2013 at 04:27:45 PM PST

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