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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:34 AM

I pray that Washington can reach consensus on a cliff fix. Instead of austerity, we can finally

have austerity.

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Reply I pray that Washington can reach consensus on a cliff fix. Instead of austerity, we can finally (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Dec 2012 OP
Berlum Dec 2012 #1
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #2
liberal N proud Dec 2012 #3
ProSense Dec 2012 #4
Sherman A1 Dec 2012 #6
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #5
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #7
reteachinwi Dec 2012 #8
leftstreet Dec 2012 #9

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:39 AM

1. "You rang?" - Austerity

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:49 AM

2. I pray that the proposed SS cuts will be enough to satisfy the military-industrial complex.

 




At least for a while.

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 07:51 AM

3. They will only be satisfied when 100% of the budget is spent on military.

They see Social Security as eating into their gold mine.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:02 AM

4. Yup: $500 billion in defense cuts!

Woo hoo!

In January, it only gets worse for Republicans
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022054555

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Response to ProSense (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:09 AM

6. one can hope

but we will see.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:48 AM

5. It's going to take real miracle to save the Republican party

Imagine the panic among the Democrats as they desperately try to salvage from utter ruin the politicians who make them look good better by comparison.

A close run thing this is going to be, you might recall the revival job done on the GOP after 2008, that will be as nothing compared to what's needed now.

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:54 AM

7. You're right, but some DC politicians may have several proposed miracles in reserve.

 

They can, for example, approve another-let's-send-even-more-jobs-to-foreign-countries "free-trade" agreement. One is in the works. Although not a lot of publicity is being given to it, the proposed agreement is being called the NAFTA of the Pacific by some.

They can also seek to repeat the results of the 1994 Congressional elections by supporting irrational gun legislation as was done before the 1994 election. If 40% of the Democratic households have firearms which are owned for home defense or other purposes, such proposed legislation will peel off a few votes. It also won't help with Independents who don't think of themselves as "gun nuts."

They can resume supporting a pipeline from Canada though the middle of the country.

The DC politicians who want to salvage the Republican Party from utter ruin are not without resources.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:15 PM

8. Yes we can

 

have less.

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Response to reteachinwi (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:17 PM

9. LOL



Welcome to DU!

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