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  •  And what would you have him do instead? (0+ / 0-)

    Send millions of unemployed into the streets?  Damage the economy with higher taxes?

    What should he do to get Republicans to vote on this?

    "Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected" ~Mahatma Gandhi

    by Kiku on Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 08:31:05 PM PST

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    •  Yes -- at some point, his damn job is (0+ / 0-)

      to look at the long-term, at the big picture, to recognize structural effects.

      Yes -- at some point you fight, and you tell people to fight. At some point you face the reality that simply keeping the status quo is insufficient. That you have to run real risks, and not just play "prevent defense".

      Yes -- you can't keep on playing poker and never call a bluff. You can't play chicken and right away turn around.

      Yes. It's a world for big kids, where one pain is traded for another.

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