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  •  as if this was the first time it was put on the (11+ / 0-)

    table.

    the rule goes you don't put *anything* you aren't willing to lose on the table. period. that Obama and the Dem leadership are willing to possibly lose that speaks volumes. and they should be ashamed to call themselves Democrats for it.

    "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

    by poligirl on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 10:27:01 AM PST

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    •  What will you be calling Dems when (0+ / 0-)

      S.S. is only able to make 75% payouts because Republicans have successfully kept any reform (their actual objective is still to destroy the social safety nets) from happening?

      And I've gambled my future and health in my early days as a contractor. Sometime you just have to 'roll the dice' as a startup. That Rule of yours is not absolute to people that can't afford it.

      •  cowards for not pushing for expanding SS... (4+ / 0-)

        believe it or not, there are ways to expand it that can fix it. there are actually a few Dems talking about it now. why the  others aren't is mind boggling.

        "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

        by poligirl on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 05:43:37 PM PST

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        •  Yep, all the mean cowardly Dems have to do (0+ / 0-)

          is ask all those nice Republicans to fix S.S., Medicare (or for single payer)and immigration...you name it and Republican will be falling over themselves to oblige.

          They aren't cowards just NOT posers. What's your plan B when CONseratives casually dismiss plan A (aka Ask nicely)? Remember, doing nothing < They Win.

          •  gee, instead of ponying up SS cuts, maybe they (2+ / 0-)
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            should maybe, i dunno, actually fight for something for once. i mean actually go to bat strongly for it, not the half measures and bits of lip service that have been the MO for the past few years.

            that you can't tell the difference or just don't care speaks *volumes* about you and your views.

            "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

            by poligirl on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 08:38:30 PM PST

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            •  You're underestimating republicans (0+ / 0-)

              and in doing so -- helping them. if republicans know you're all talk -- why wouldn't they just say no and obstruct, then sit back watching you turn inward in anger and maybe give them half your vote?
              Maybe it's you -- you just don't inspire dems to fight for you.
              And i've paid more into the social safety net than i will ever get out for myself. it may surprise you that some people have supported these programs from the beginning while knowing they likely won't be benefiting from them personally. i hope one of the volumes isn't titled ingrate -- in my case, that would be a false witness against my person.

      •  and it's not a rule of mine, it's pretty much a (5+ / 0-)

        universal rule and anyone who's ever sat at a poker table knows it.

        "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

        by poligirl on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 05:44:11 PM PST

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        •  Playing poker with TopCat would be pretty (1+ / 0-)
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          interesting, don't you think?

          You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

          by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 06:11:58 PM PST

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          •  I don't play poker (0+ / 0-)

            I prefer business, though there is hard labor involved and usually more to lose -- anyone can play but not everyone can.

          •  ok, ya made me spit my drink, lol... thanks for (1+ / 0-)
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            the belly laugh!  :D

            "Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are." ~St Augustine "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." ~Charles Beard

            by poligirl on Sun Feb 23, 2014 at 08:39:53 PM PST

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