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  •  Dems put themselves in a bad negotiating spot (3+ / 0-)
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    TomP, J M F, foucaultspendulum

    when they didn't include the doc fix permanently along with the "health care" (and I use that term very loosely) bill they passed.

    They knew full well that including the doc fix would put their budget numbers over the top and the health care reform bill would have shown a net deficit over ten years.  So, what did they do?  They decided to ignore it.

    Now, they still don't want to deal with it and pass a pitiful one month extension.  They seem quite willing to punt the problem down the road to a GOP House, but don't seem to like what that GOP House will do as a solution.  Almost funny, don't you think?

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