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  •  If we settle for $8.00 an hour (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, TheUnknown285

    it will be more than a decade before we have another chance to get $10.10 an hour.

    By then, our economy will be in tatters.

    Compromise with the corporate party and the GOP never works.

    Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

    by Betty Pinson on Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:12:39 AM PST

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    •  What are the options here? (3+ / 0-)
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      wdrath, Dr Swig Mcjigger, VClib

      You can't wave a magic wand and change the law.  

      Republicans are almost certainly going to control the House for the next two years.  Right now, Democrats are trying to hold on to the Senate so that at least they will be able to stop Congress from passing the Republican House agenda and sending it to the President.  There's virtually no possibility of getting any legislation done without compromise with Republicans.  

      •  The President, though, does have (0+ / 0-)

        a magic wand--the veto. As long as he wields it, it doesn't matter what Congress does, regardless of who controls it, and we gain a boon in that our party becomes more recognizable as such. I'm not arguing for purity, but coherence would be a nice touch. I don't want just "any legislation", if it's bad legislation. I'd rather have gridlock, proving yet again to the public that Republicans don't want to help them.

        "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

        by bryduck on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 10:21:22 AM PST

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