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  •  the spin is (1+ / 0-)
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    Since the Dems didn't include it in the budget deal that means they don't really want it. Basically, the GOP thinks that if you're not willing to blow up the US economy over an issue, you must not care about it at all.

    1. Books are for use.

    by looty on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 07:58:41 AM PST

    •  I don't think it's spin. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't remember any valiant fight over the budget deal to include an EUC extension. We had Nancy Pelosi promising that a deal that didn't include an EUC extension would need it in a companion bill to pass the House. I was certain my Senator, Patty Murray would not let us down. Then the next thing I know, us long-term unemployed are thrown under the bus, and Pelosi, Murray, and the rest of the Democratic leadership are patting them selves on the back for getting a budget deal. Never mind that budget deal was more of a win for the Republicans than the American workers.

      Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your shackles. It is by the picket line and direct action that true freedom will be won, not by electing people who promise to screw us less than the other guy.

      by rhonan on Thu Jan 09, 2014 at 09:51:36 AM PST

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    •  Reincy's Spin Falls Flat (0+ / 0-)

      Democrats don't want to lose 240,000 jobs and very negatively impact the economy. Reincy is purposefully deluded.

      The party of 'strip the people' does want to drag their heels, hurt people in order to slow the economy to achieve their  partisan goals of hurting The President.  

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