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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:59 AM

Medicare & Medicaid are on the tracks. Plouffe says Grand Bargain Express is coming! I believe him!

From Big Ed's show, tonight.



This is a 10-20 year deal, folks, and it's a rumblin' down them tracks plenty quick!

PB

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Poll_Blind Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #4
xxqqqzme Nov 2012 #2
Poll_Blind Nov 2012 #3
Morganfleeman Nov 2012 #5

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:14 AM

1. the winners act like they lost - that's not a bargain in any way nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 03:02 AM

4. +1

 

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:42 AM

2. And he was elected to

govern where?

He needs to stick to running campaigns because he sure sucks at policy.

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Response to xxqqqzme (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 02:48 AM

3. Nah, nah, you got it all wrong. This is the wave of the Future™!



This Administration and certain Democrats are going to make sure of it. Last time the Republicans rejected the Grand Bargain.

This time, looks like they're going to do whatever they can to sweeten the deal.

As I said in another thread, when the President's Senior Advisor (Plouffe) says Medicare & Medicaid need to be cut, there's no walking away from the bargaining table with the GOP where it's not cut.

It astounds me that they would be this open about it.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 04:00 AM

5. Frankly,

I think both sides are talking a good game about being open to entitlement reform (Democrats) and being to open to tax increases (Republicans).

Call me cynical, but it just creates the illusion of bipartisanship and compromise so when things go wrong, both sides can point the finger at each other and claim they were being reasonable in the face of the other side's intransigence I think both sides are covertly preparing over the cliff and using this as a political issue at the expense of the economy.

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