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  •  Why do you describe the Buffett rule (3+ / 0-)
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    as a "poison pill"?  It is quite popular.  This is an election year.  Nothing is getting done anyway.  All proposals now are designed to a) look towards 2015 and b) sharpen the differences between the parties.  This accomplishes both.

    •  Posion pill wrt to the Cons and actually passing (0+ / 0-)

      a bill that will make life better for millions of our fellow citizens

      "The Earth is my country and Science my religion" Christiaan Huygens. The gold standard ended on August 15, 1971, its time we start acting like it. If we can afford full employment killing Germans, we can afford full employment during peace-time.

      by Auburn Parks on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:06:15 PM PDT

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      •  NO bill is going to pass this year. Nothing. (3+ / 0-)
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        allergywoman, Simian, Piren

        Zero.  Nada.  Hamna.  Get it?  
        EVERYTHING is pointing either to next year or the elections.  This is VERY popular.  It is something to run on.  Who gives a flying fuck what the Cons think?

        •  I respect your opinion wrt to the politics. We (0+ / 0-)

          simply disagree on whats better politics.

          I think providing real benefits (or at least trying to) is better than political food fights.

          "The Earth is my country and Science my religion" Christiaan Huygens. The gold standard ended on August 15, 1971, its time we start acting like it. If we can afford full employment killing Germans, we can afford full employment during peace-time.

          by Auburn Parks on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:38:07 PM PDT

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        •  and btw, you're right. there will be no significan (0+ / 0-)

          bills passed this year.

          "The Earth is my country and Science my religion" Christiaan Huygens. The gold standard ended on August 15, 1971, its time we start acting like it. If we can afford full employment killing Germans, we can afford full employment during peace-time.

          by Auburn Parks on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:39:25 PM PDT

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