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  •  I agree with you 100% (0+ / 0-)

    but my question is HOW to we begin to see, for example,  Jan's plan implemented?

    THATS where my frustration lies, not on HOW to fix the problem. We all KNOW what needs to be done, as was clearly stated in the story. Economists, everyone with credibility knows this plan is crap.  We know WHAT needs to be done. What I don't see is a clear plan to implement something better.

    That's what I wish we were talking about.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe. h/t MeteorBlades

    by mdmslle on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 09:14:34 AM PST

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    •  We aren't going to implement anything... (0+ / 0-)

      with the Congress in the hands of Republicans intent on doing nothing but bringing down the Democratic Party and relegating it to a permanent minority status. If the Speaker of the House had not supported the President in bringing the commission's plan to an up or down vote in Congress we could simply dismiss this as a bad move and try coming up with something else; however, we will now have an up or down vote on this horrible plan and will be forced to deal with the aftermath.

      Politically this will be toxic for both parties and no matter what the result will end up buried in the Senate or vetoed. From the start this was a fool's errand and another example of the President's wishful thinking or worse, a pure political ploy.

      I agree with you, we should have a plan, a workable fair plan, but I don't think we are going to see one because few Americans really want it enough to get one.

      "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

      by KJG52 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 11:48:44 AM PST

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