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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:23 AM

Cup Half Full, DU'ers...

The House has yet to act, so who knows what to think of that crazy crew...but, 89-8 - that's a really heavy lift of a Senate vote for them to shoot down.

2 things needed to happen, and the rest we can live with to fight another day, and believe me, we will.

1) Unemployment insurance. #1 above all....screw the tax rates, UI had to be extended. Period.

2) Payroll tax. Yes, I know the Bush tax cuts were to sunset also. I get that. But the payroll tax cut, which is all SS, was a gimmick we should never have gone for. It was REALLY temporary. Get that rate back up to where it was. The GT owes SS all the $$ the tax cut gave, so that just adds to the claim of "SS adds to the deficit." If you really believe in SS, you need to agree to the temp cut expiring and we all go back to where we were a few years ago. I personally believe we should raise the $ limit and add other income, but that is not today's fight.

Estate tax: bullshit, but okay, I'll take it right now.

UI, UI, UI....that is what really matters right now.

Be gracious now and then prepare for the real battle to come 2/2013....

Happy New Year. and Happy Valentine's Day, too! What did Pacino say in Dog Day Afternoon? When I'm getting f*d, I like to get kissed a lot! Attica! Attica! Attica!"

Let's rumble the Rs for good in 2013. Boehner is toast and no one wants his job.

Patience, Grasshoppers!

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fairfaxvadem Jan 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #1
fairfaxvadem Jan 2013 #2
Cha Jan 2013 #3
defacto7 Jan 2013 #4
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2013 #5
CanonRay Jan 2013 #6

Response to fairfaxvadem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:28 AM

1. Total agreement. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:09 AM

2. Thanks, CP!

I live w/this crap every day of my working life in DC. Never look for the big fix.

PS: I'm a San Fran native and the sooner I can leave DC and move back to CA, the happier I'll be - North OR South!! Cheers!!

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Response to fairfaxvadem (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:15 AM

3. Well, I"m happy you're going to go

back and live where you want to, fairfaxvadem!

Thanks for your Glass 1/2 Full Talk.

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Response to fairfaxvadem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:15 AM

4. That's what it's about.

K&R

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Response to fairfaxvadem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:55 AM

5. Carefull

I just had a post hidden for refering to some DUers as such.

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Response to fairfaxvadem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:08 AM

6. The "real battle" in 2/2013

Now that is a joke. At the last moment they will kick the can down the road (again) for another fiscal "cliff" in 4/2013 or whatever. This is not governance, it leadership by vacuum. Profiles in cowardice.

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