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  •  Are you a green party troll? (3+ / 0-)
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    wishingwell, eastvan, moonpal

    One thing you gotta give rich people credit for. They might have nearly all the money but they are really stingy about spending it, so, nobody benefits.

    by bluefaction on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 12:48:00 AM PDT

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    •  The 'Deficit' Commision's report (1+ / 0-)
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      wishingwell

      will be binned and recycled in a bout five Washington minutes.

      Catfood Commission=Red Herring.

      it tastes like burning...

      by eastvan on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 12:58:03 AM PDT

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      •  We'll see. But it doesn't look good. (2+ / 0-)
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        midwestblue, FistJab

        The Dems are for austerity, for the little people, of course.  And the Republicans have always been for it.  So what do you think the final outcome will be?  Obama can't even commit to not raising the retirement age.  I have zero faith.  Why should I.

        •  Raising the retirement age to (1+ / 0-)
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          xanthippe2

          70 is not going to happen. It makes for great jabber and fills up space with noise, but it is not realistic. 68 year old construction workers? 69 year old pilots?
          At a time when young workers can't break into the labor force?

          Not going to happen. But it does make for great jabber.

          it tastes like burning...

          by eastvan on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 02:47:00 AM PDT

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          •  Retirement age is *already* too high (0+ / 0-)

            66, going up to 67 for the "younger set". Yes you can get cut-rate benefits at 62 - but that just means you have to stretch out less money for a longer time.

            Think they're going to blink at 70? Nawww, they'll just point out the "early retirement at 62" loophole - maybe even offer a HARDER cut for retirement at 60. And then laugh all the way to the bank.

            If it's
            Not your body
            Then it's
            Not your choice
            AND it's
            None of your damn business!

            by TheOtherMaven on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 09:13:51 AM PDT

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      •  It's entering in the midst of a Perfect Storm (2+ / 0-)
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        Salo, mightymouse

        ...in Washington.

        Dollar devaluation, inflation, massive debt, negative interest rates on Treasuries, growing reluctance of other nations to finance our deficits, a bankrupt consumer class, total government paralysis.

        I see no other choice but to starve the American middle class -- to make up the difference.

        It's not like anyone is going to bail us out. We're a danger to the global economy.

    •  That was m initial thought as he appears to be (3+ / 0-)
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      Pluto, xanthippe2, moonpal

      quite the purist. And I wish some would at least save their negativity until next Wedneday. Then we will have plenty of time to talk about it.

      Most of us are very busy with contacting Voters, volunteering, on the phone, not conceding anything, not giving up, and energized.

      Not one vote has been counted. Not one person has been declared a winner of the election. Election Day is Tuesday not yesterday. We have not lost one seat yet.

      I would be more patient with people who are more purist and sympathize with them more AFTER the election.  Now we need people to stay focused on Tuesday and GOTV and getting everyone to the polls..much work to do.

      I have not given up in 35 years before any election, I am not going to start now.

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