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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:58 PM

Funny how all the Democrats supporting chained CPI are rich and

fat and happy. They won't ever have to rely upon social security to support themselves in retirement, thus, who cares what happens to social security.

Pretty typical of lifelong beltway Democrats.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:03 PM

1. A few are rich and bone skinny, so the fat and happy must be in the wallet with the millions....

They are all in government for the money, or for what it can do for the money they already have. When they say they are in 'public service' that is perhaps the most audacious lie in our culture.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:06 PM

2. Yes. I sometimes wonder if

they realize how transparently self-serving is their behavior and words of support for Republican measures.

Even a 'moran' can put two and two together.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

14. Transparently Self-Serving??!!! These selfless Public Servants????


Our Congress, Senate, and White House, in an unprecedented frenzy of Bi-Partisanship
delivered a $TRILLION DOLLARS CASH, no questions asked, strings attached, to Wall Street Banksters
less than a week after receiving a 3 page Extortion Note that threatened the profitability of THEIR 1% "Portfolios".

For those who insist that our government is too monolithic,
too top-heavy,
too bureaucratic to act quickly,
let this shameful episode forever put that myth to rest.

Congress CAN and WILL strike faster than a rattlesnake IF the yearly profits or THEIR 1% Stock Portfolios are
even marginally threatened.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:11 PM

3. "who cares what happens to social security"

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Response to ProSense (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:14 PM

5. Forbes is in Congress? I didn't know that

What state does he represent?

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:36 PM

11. "What state does he represent?"

Knee Jerk, USA

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:13 PM

4. At least we can be sure that they didn't buy stock in health insurance companies before voting for

 

the mandatory purchase of health insurance.

Since neither they nor any parties related to them did so, we can move on with universal health care reform and get a single-payer system someday. We just need to be more patient.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

6. The third way democrats in my own family

are all well off and retired. My uncle said not to worry, it will only effect my kids. Nice of him. Further supporting the idea that the only people who champion chained cpi are those who have nothing to lose.

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:55 PM

7. They are not Democrats no matter what they call themselves.

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:22 PM

8. There you go....

... nothing but DINOS!

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:13 PM

9. It is well past time to move our Representatives back to their home districts.

There is no need for them to be in Washington. Make them face the people they represent every day instead of once in a while.

They could vote by phone or the internet and have conference calls or chats on the internet. They could see many more of their constituents every day. They need to learn how to vote from their constituents not lobbyists. It would also make it harder for them to be taken over by lobbyists, at least if they were the people could see it. They would have a harder time voting against the will of the people they represent. They would be seen in the stores and restaurants and people could get to know just what kind of person they voted for.

Their feedback on their votes and actions would be quicker and maybe much more interesting. Local reporters would have better access to them, something I'm sure the Representatives would cherish.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:31 PM

10. Would love for this to happen!

Not sure, but isn't that the way they used to work it? Stayed in home districts until they needed to be in Washington. So much easier to do teleconferences and stay at home. Lots cheaper too...no need to pay for their airfare every time they want to go home or return to DC!

Great idea!!

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Response to DearHeart (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:54 PM

13. Could also cut their staff in half. n/t

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:21 AM

16. That would be good budget wise, but I would hate to see their staff

being unemployed. It sucks being out of work!!!

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Response to closeupready (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:38 PM

12. why are people still bitching about this?

OFFICIALLY OFF THE TABLE for almost a week.


god forbid that someone savvy enough to become President, may have actually made a gambit that is paying off in spades.

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Response to pasto76 (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:05 PM

15. The "savvy enough to become President" argument is a little weak.

George W was also savvy enough to become President.

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