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  •  Cedwyn, I disagree with virtually everything you (1+ / 0-)
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    Ivan

    write at DKos, but I've always given you credit for genuine intelligence.

    You can NOT be stupid enough to believe that Obama put the big three on the table, opening a door that NO Democrat should have gone near, as some sort of play to make the GOP look unreasonable.

    Maikeru Ronin has been banned in defense of an unprincipled principle.

    by WisePiper on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 10:40:29 PM PDT

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      thanks for the compliment!

      he put cuts to the holy trinity in play to get the GOP to agree to a little bit of taxes.  and they still wouldn't do it.  yes; he played them, imHo.  played them right up against public opinion and reality.

      the SS cuts he put on the table were small and apparently the proposal under consideration set a minimum SS benefit, which hasn't happened before.  no one can deny there is waste/fraud in medicare, etc.  so even if the GOP had accepted, it's not like we're talking about granny being on the street.  the depth of the cuts have been greatly exaggerated for the purposes of demagoguery.

      too late for the "no democrat should go near" challenge.  even dean says the programs need some adjustments.

      peace

      My goal is to make the world safe for anarchy. - 4Freedom

      by Cedwyn on Mon Jul 25, 2011 at 07:15:10 AM PDT

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