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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:14 PM

Republicans rewrite history on the sequester

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ruth-marcus-republicans-rewrite-history-on-the-sequester/2013/02/21/3581d05c-7c61-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html?wprss=rss_leftleaning&tid=pp_widget


My short version of apportioning blame for the current mess is this: The Obama administration is guilty of bad negotiating in pursuit of sensible policy. Congressional Republicans are guilty of exploiting the president’s bad negotiating in pursuit of terrible policy.

Let’s quickly dispense with the sideshow of the sequester’s parentage. It makes no difference, no matter how many times Republicans decry “the president’s sequester.”

First, the Obama administration came up with the mechanism precisely because Republicans deemed unacceptable a sequester that included automatic increases in tax revenue.

The underlying concept, from Democrats’ view, was never to implement the $1.2 trillion through spending cuts alone. Rather, the threat of sequester was to be leverage for a blend of spending cuts and tax increases. Sequester is happening because Republicans in the supercommittee balked at raising adequate revenue.
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:24 PM

1. In this regard the Obama administration is guilty of nothing. They are dealing with a party that

Refuses to negotiate squat if it comes from the president

Yes, let's face reality, the Republican Party today is a bunch of racists

Call it what it is

When Obama has taken repuke plans and presented them, they rejected the same plans they earlier approved

When the President tried to negotiate so we would not go over the cliff, the racist repukes rejected it. It was only when Biden presented the same thing that it was accepted

The media is also complicit in this garbage. They try to present a false equivalency, there is no equivalency with racism

It is way past due that the media calls it what it is

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:37 PM

3. "The media is also complicit in this garbage. They try to present a false equivalency" -

....it's quite amazing how the Corporate media Echo Chamber faithfully repeats GOP Big Lies.

For your consideration: The Continuing Meme of the Corporate Media Echo-chamber

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:46 PM

4. I put a comment to Marcus' article on WaPo......


Thank you for this article Ms. Markus. You are showing quite a bit more pluck than I'm used to seeing/hearing.

Keep it up! You might be another Ezra Klein in the making!

..Tell it like it is!!!



.... figured I'd try some psychology on her in the hopes of getting some more gutsy writing out of her. She seems to be so averse to not being the "nice little lady next door, who makes brownies for us."

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. It seems to me that republicans do not feel there is any need to ever ask for a raise

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