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  •  A grand bargain (0+ / 0-)

    that lowers the long term costs of entitlement programs and makes significant changes in the corporate tax code. That's what the GOP wants to work on.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 10:57:22 PM PST

    •  Costs be damned... (0+ / 0-)

      If someone's college buddy, or son's friend, or hedge fund manager paid the right people, social security or medicare could be managed by private interests at an increasingly high cost to tax payers, and these guys would crow about the "free market."

      They want to lower the benefits.

      I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business.

      by CFAmick on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 09:11:56 AM PST

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      •  The question was "what does the GOP want to (1+ / 0-)
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        work on in 2014"? I was just answering the question.

        The pace of legislation in 2014 will make 2013 look good by comparison. In addition to control of the House the Senate Republicans will, even more than in the past, gum up the wheels of legislation in the Senate. The days of bipartisan immigration reform, and similar legislation, are long gone. With the changes in the filibuster rules the GOP Senators have gone on their own, selective, version of a strike.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Sat Dec 21, 2013 at 12:51:20 PM PST

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