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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:00 PM

I Realize I'm A Hopeless Sap, And That This Is Fiction, But Damn, I'm Sobbing Here...









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Reply I Realize I'm A Hopeless Sap, And That This Is Fiction, But Damn, I'm Sobbing Here... (Original post)
WillyT Feb 2013 OP
badhair77 Feb 2013 #1
WillyT Feb 2013 #3
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #2
WillyT Feb 2013 #4
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #5
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #6
WillyT Feb 2013 #7
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #8
badhair77 Feb 2013 #9
Drunken Irishman Feb 2013 #11
badhair77 Feb 2013 #12
joshcryer Feb 2013 #18
WillyT Feb 2013 #10
badhair77 Feb 2013 #13
WillyT Feb 2013 #14
WillyT Feb 2013 #15
VOX Feb 2013 #16
WillyT Feb 2013 #17

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:16 PM

1. I love it, too, WillyT

Thanks for posting. He's showing the game playing on washington for what it was.

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Response to badhair77 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:19 PM

3. Thank You For That !!!




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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:19 PM

2. DU would've abandoned Bartlet for reforming social security - leading to its privatization.

Could you imagine what they would've done when he, Toby and the Republicans worked together to semi-privatize SS?

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:21 PM

4. Need More Info... Why Do You Think That ???

Gotta video ?


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Response to WillyT (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:24 PM

5. In the episode Slow News Day...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_News_Day

Part of the deal was to divert a chunk of SS into private investments.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:27 PM

6. They also agreed to raise the retirement age.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:30 PM

7. To 60 ??? - I'd Take That Deal... Since I Have To Wait Until 66 And 2 Months...

To see my full benefits, according to the last deal.




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Response to WillyT (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:33 PM

8. I meant over 60 years. I edited it.

The agreed upon plan was this...

The Democrats would agree to trim benefits over the next 20 years, raise the retirement age over the next 60. The Republicans agreed to smaller, optional private accounts, and a raise on the income limits of SS taxes.

http://www.westwingtranscripts.com/search.php?flag=getTranscript&id=102

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:51 PM

9. Is the clip above from the same season as Slow News Day?

I really liked the early years, with Sorkin. I half-heartedly watched most of the later years and I think I remember the episode you mentioned.

As to privatizing SS, not wild about that idea.

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Response to badhair77 (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:57 PM

11. Yup. This episode was actually a few weeks after 'Shutdown' ... the one in the clip.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:06 PM

12. All of the season are in DVD at my library.

I started re-watching with first season but I'm not moving too fast.

Thanks for pointing out the SS thing.

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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:01 PM

18. Fascinating.

I still haven't seen The West Wing. One day I'll get around to it.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:54 PM

10. Starting Over Again... These Videos Relate To What May Happen 8 Days From Now...




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Response to WillyT (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:08 PM

13. I knew what you were going for.

I hope BO can come up with a creative, inspirational answer even though he does not have script writers.

Thanks again for posting the clip.

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Response to badhair77 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:09 PM

14. Thank You For That !!!






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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:37 PM

15. Kick !!!



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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:54 PM

16. The world could use more Hopeless Saps, WillyT...

Thanks so much for posting these clips.

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Response to VOX (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:45 PM

17. Thanks VOX !!!






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