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    We have large majorities in Congress until the end of the year. Of course we can force it through.

    •  That's just stupid. Are you totally (0+ / 0-)

      ignorant about the Senate? Have you been paying attention to the attempts to force it through?

      Obama doesn't have a vote. How about showing your wrath to the needed targets.

      What you are doing is just pushing the idea that Obama has total control and is refusing to act. What does that get you?

      Wait, we can see it; a much more radicalized Congress in 2011. And in 2013? Keep it up. I'm sure you will be pleased by the outcome.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Mon Dec 06, 2010 at 04:24:01 PM PST

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      •  Once again, (0+ / 0-)

        we have the votes to pass unemployment benefits. We have passed them several times this year. If necessary, we could pass them using reconciliation with just 50 votes (taking funding from other departments if necessary to make the unemployment benefits deficit neutral so that they qualify for reconciliation).

        •  Reconciliation is NOT available (0+ / 0-)

          so 60 votes are needed in the Senate. And what other programs would you cut that you cut get 60 Senators to agree with?

          Quit asserting what is not true because you don't understand reality. reconciliation can only be used once in a session of congress. That boat already floated.

          I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... I'm asking you to believe in yours. Barack Obama

          by samddobermann on Sun Dec 12, 2010 at 01:44:19 PM PST

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