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  •  If We Didn't Have a Party Leader Who's Spent (5+ / 0-)

    6 years offering for our side to help trim Social Security, we'd have an easier sell.

    The issue hasn't been whether there's any difference between the parties, it's been where there's enough for us to not lose strength virtually every non Presidential election.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 05:57:58 AM PDT

    •  Overton window? (3+ / 0-)
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      JourneyInside, adigal, unfangus

      Move the discussion so far to the right that suddenly modest tax cuts for the rich and cuts to SS, Medicare and SNAP seems like a compromise?

      That is the problem. Back in the 90's we talked about 'shared Sacrifice', but over the years the sacrifice the rich made was rolled back while cuts to the safety net remind. So here we are 20 years later talking about 'shared sacrifice' with the poorest Americans making MORE sacrifices and the rich just giving back a portion of what they sacrificed the first time.

      We are losing ground.

      “We can always count on the Americans to do the right thing, after they have exhausted all the other possibilities.” - Winston Chuchill

      by se portland on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 06:34:01 AM PDT

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    •  Well-said! (2+ / 0-)
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      se portland, adigal

        As usual!

      Compost for a greener piles?

      by Hoghead99 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 at 06:36:02 AM PDT

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