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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:21 PM

Republican Senator: We’ll Shut Down The Government If Democrats Don’t Cut Medicare Benefits

The Dem. response should be, "Go right ahead."

TOOMEY: We Republicans need to be willing to tolerate a temporary, partial government shutdown, which is what that could mean. And get off the road to Greece because that’s a road that we’re on right now. We can only solve this problem by getting spending under control and restructuring the entitlement programs. This president doesn’t want to go there. We’re going to have to force it, and we’re going to have to force it over the debt ceiling.

Read it, watch it: http://boldprogressives.org/pat-toomey-if-democrats-dont-agree-to-cut-medicare-benefits-well-shut-down-the-government/

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Reply Republican Senator: We’ll Shut Down The Government If Democrats Don’t Cut Medicare Benefits (Original post)
Report1212 Jan 2013 OP
JoePhilly Jan 2013 #1
Wait Wut Jan 2013 #10
mrmpa Jan 2013 #2
OffWithTheirHeads Jan 2013 #3
Report1212 Jan 2013 #4
arcane1 Jan 2013 #5
randome Jan 2013 #6
Cha Jan 2013 #28
DonViejo Jan 2013 #7
unblock Jan 2013 #8
dragonlady Jan 2013 #15
unblock Jan 2013 #16
Jefferson23 Jan 2013 #9
MFM008 Jan 2013 #11
MineralMan Jan 2013 #12
Glitterati Jan 2013 #13
closeupready Jan 2013 #14
bahrbearian Jan 2013 #17
Report1212 Jan 2013 #19
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #18
kentuck Jan 2013 #20
City Lights Jan 2013 #21
Ken Burch Jan 2013 #22
Pretzel_Warrior Jan 2013 #23
lonestarnot Jan 2013 #24
Skraxx Jan 2013 #25
Zen Democrat Jan 2013 #26
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2013 #27
forestpath Jan 2013 #29
DCKit Jan 2013 #30
Report1212 Jan 2013 #31
Make7 Jan 2013 #32
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #33

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:21 PM

1. GOP is still working to reach a negative approval rating apparently.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:48 PM

10. They've got it...

...I think they're working towards negativer or possibly subzero.


P.S. Just found out 'negativer' is a real word. German, but real. Learn something new every single day as long as you aren't a Republican.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:23 PM

2. He's a fucking asshole...........

I'm from Pennsylvania. This asshole got into office, because voters sat out the 2010 elections. This is what you get when you don't vote. God forbid, we sit back again in 2014.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:24 PM

3. Please proceed!

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:25 PM

4. Only credible Democratic response

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:25 PM

5. You beat me by one minute!

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:26 PM

6. "Please proceed, dumbass."

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:20 PM

28. Yes! that has become the standard Democratic

response to the usual republicon vapidity.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:29 PM

7. Please Proceed, Republicans! Shutting down the

government worked out so well for Speaker Newt Gangrene.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:32 PM

8. democrats should counter with "reagan extended solvency of these programs by doubling payroll taxes"

"why don't we extend the solvency of these programs again by removing the cap on the social security tax?"

extending solvency does NOT have to come solely from cutting benefits. in fact, little if any cuts should be on that side of the equation.

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Response to unblock (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:31 PM

15. No benefit cuts, just let Medicare negotiate drug prices n/t

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Response to dragonlady (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:48 PM

16. well that too ;)

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:32 PM

9. He damn better not get his wish. Go to hell Toomey. n/t

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 03:49 PM

11. Ask Newtster how that worked

yeah, go ahead, we need the house back in 14.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:21 PM

12. Please proceed, Senator.

We have your free colonoscopy set up just over here for you.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:27 PM

13. Proceed, GOP

Go right the fuck ahead and hang yourself.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 04:28 PM

14. Please proceed, AFAIAC.

K&R

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:05 PM

17. OK, Nows the time Harry, Nuke Em'

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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:28 PM

19. Nuclear option would kill their Senate leverage

QED

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:07 PM

18. End Medicare. Go right ahead. Let everyone over 65 die (except 1%ers).

I'll welcome the ensuing bloody revolution.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:31 PM

20. That' s a wonderful idea, Sen Toomey

And we will discuss that as soon as you pay off the debt you ran up with 2 wars and trillions in tax cuts...Sound fair?

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:32 PM

21. Bring it on, scumbags!

I double-dog dare you!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:32 PM

22. They've just given us our "heavy rotation" ad for 2014.

"Republicans Want Grandma To DIE!".

Start running it NOW, for God's sake.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:35 PM

23. Bring it on you stinking fucking ass holes

 

I dare you. Nothing about Pentagon cuts? Bite me.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:39 PM

24. Sticking that voodoo doll in the ass with a big hat pin!

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:43 PM

25. I Think Your Corporate Master Will Have A Word or Two To Say About That

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:57 PM

26. The "Greece" thing is hilarious. Difference #1: We can print money; Greece can't.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:18 PM

27. This is a direct attack on American voters, including a majority of Republican voters, who oppose...

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:30 PM

29. And the Democratic Party's lack of response is telling.

 

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:42 AM

30. Austerity IS the road to Greece.

 

But they're going to keep repeating misinformation because their base of Fox viewers believes anything they've heard ten times in a row.

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Response to DCKit (Reply #30)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:20 PM

31. Yup nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:38 PM

33. How many does he want to upset that receive Social Security?

Receive military benefits?

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