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Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:51 AM

Quit criticizing the President! This deal could have been a lot worse. [View all]

They could have raised the Medicare age to 67. Also, they could have just passed an across-the-board 10% cut to benefits.

It is also possible that they could have completely voucherized Medicare! Aren't you glad that isn't on the table?

And those "death panels". They could've done those too. But no one is proposing that, so why is everyone in such a meltdown mode?

Just think, they could have proposed lowering the minimum wage in order to make it easier for corporations to pay bottom-dollar wages here in America instead of shipping those jobs overseas. But they didn't. Really, what has been proposed isn't all that bad when you consider the alternatives.

Some want to completely eliminate the corporate income tax and make up the difference by levying a regressive consumption tax on consumers. The President hasn't put that on the table, has he? And he certainly hasn't given any credence to Republican notions of eliminating the Departments of Education, Energy, and ..... oops .... I forgot the other one.

Ultimately, some seniors may have to make do with less, but we all still have the right to vote don't we? And the Republicans haven't even asked for restoration of droit du seigneur for wealthy landowners, so our wives and daughters are still safe. Why all the bellyaching?

I thought this was supposed to be a Democratic board. Aren't we supposed to support the Democratic President's positions on all the issues?

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