It seems to me that we the working-class have already lost this frame and I am mad as hell.
The fact that Medicare, Medicaid, and especially Social Security are even in the "fiscal cliff" discussions shows to me that the corporatists have the upper-hand here. These corporatists and banksters have been trying for years to insert their privatization tentacles deeper and deeper into our public safety nets and they are succeeding.
Oh how I wish the Democratic Party, for once, had some unity and some testicular fortitude to tell the Republican party to go 'F' themselves. That they would tell the mainstream media that the people have spoken and elections do have consequences. That when it comes to the "Big Three"...OH HELL NO YOU CAN'T!!!!
Instead we have Democrats like White House senior advisor David Plouffe neutering our bargaining position even before we get started. With people like Rahm and David do we need any enemies?