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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 04:49 PM

Why the Grand Bargain Is One-Sided and Totally Unfair

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Yet, the White House is planning to give up at least $3 trillion in spending cuts anyway. If you were progressive, if you cared about the middle class, if you were honest, why in the world would you do that? The reality is that this robbery is indefensible and my math here is irrefutable, that's why they will do this deal as quickly as possible. The more people think about it, the more they have a chance to get enraged. The Democrats and Republicans have to agree to this deal in the lame duck session before the public realizes their pocket has been picked.

They're going to raise the Medicare eligibility age even though Medicare costs less than private insurance to the country overall. That's not going to save us any money; it's going to cost us money. But it will shift money from the middle class who would get the benefits of those years of Medicare to private insurance companies and to the rich in the form of extra tax cuts they finance in the federal budget.

If you think these politicians have your best interest in mind, then you're living in an alternate reality. And are you telling me that no one else in the media did the simplest math in the world on this? They also don't want you to know (they don't want to know themselves, that's why they avoid thinking about the obvious problems in this charade), because they're also rich and powerful. The money gets shifted to them. So, why would they want to tell you about how you are about to get robbed?

The Grand Bargain is a Grand Lie. Anyone who argues for it is either a fool or a charlatan. If President Obama was anything but the establishment hack that he is, he would never consider it. There is nothing wrong with compromise, but this isn't compromise. This is a robbery.

Complete piece: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/fiscal-cliff-grand-bargain_b_2115597.html

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:28 PM

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:32 PM

2. I can see a coalition coming together

of reich wingers and progressives who will not like any grand bargain scheme hatched by the President and Congressional leadership. It might be our only hope.

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Response to customerserviceguy (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:48 PM

3. That may be our best hope.

Isn't that what happened last year? Didn't the tea party people derail it because of the tax "increases".

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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:25 PM

4. I hear

 

President Obama is meeting Labor Union Bosses tomorrow. I think this is a good sign. They are going to stay ready for deployment if the Republicans want another fight. We can just go over the cliff and prepare for 2014. I'm definately ready for another fight to do some more damage.

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