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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-22-09 03:22 AM
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39. What Tweety did not mention is that during LBJ's term there were only 700
Lobbyists in Washington DC.

Right now there are 7,000.

That is why we cannot rely on any notion that they will "fix" this later.
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  -Swallow this bill, we'll improve it later is BULLSHIT! nosmokes  Dec-21-09 08:14 PM   #0 
  - They said the same thing...absolutely the SAME thing abou the Patriot Act. n/t  Poll_Blind   Dec-21-09 08:15 PM   #1 
  - exactly... and now almost ten years later  ixion   Dec-21-09 08:19 PM   #5 
  - Huh? Who wanted to "improve on" the Patriot Act?  treestar   Dec-21-09 09:11 PM   #20 
  - Yeah, we GET that you are late to the party  glitch   Dec-21-09 09:53 PM   #25 
  - Do no HARM - better the status quo then this atrocity - a recipe for enslavement  debbierlus   Dec-21-09 11:24 PM   #36 
  - The Patriot Act....  bvar22   Dec-21-09 11:24 PM   #37 
  - Great point! They did, indeed... n/t  Poll_Blind   Dec-22-09 02:06 PM   #52 
  - AND NAFTA!! We Are Such Stupid IDIOTS!! We're Going To Let Them Roll Us  ChiciB1   Dec-22-09 06:51 PM   #83 
  - Don't worry, we will refine Nafta later......  Yuugal   Dec-21-09 08:18 PM   #2 
  - And they did. They passed the last round of GATT  kenny blankenship   Dec-21-09 08:58 PM   #16 
     - I cant wait for my pacific rimjob...... nt  Yuugal   Dec-21-09 09:01 PM   #17 
        - LOL! (n/t)  whatchamacallit   Dec-21-09 09:10 PM   #19 
        - Har!  nosmokes   Dec-22-09 04:21 PM   #65 
        - Hey, that's terrible on lots of levels.  rhett o rick   Dec-22-09 05:13 PM   #71 
  - yep, you said it  ixion   Dec-21-09 08:19 PM   #3 
  - or course it is bullshit. any idiot with half a brain knows that.  jonnyblitz   Dec-21-09 08:19 PM   #4 
  - Tom Harkin sheepishly told Rachel Maddow "the Senate has too much on its plate in 2010" to do more.  David Zephyr   Dec-21-09 08:24 PM   #6 
  - Yep. "we'll improve it later" carries the same weight as "no bill without a public option". k&r  Tierra_y_Libertad   Dec-21-09 08:26 PM   #7 
  - All lies  peace frog   Dec-22-09 02:57 PM   #58 
  - You'd think after 30 years of them saying such nonsense you'd figure it out  AllentownJake   Dec-21-09 08:27 PM   #8 
  - Social security is one of the next targets. nt  PufPuf23   Dec-21-09 08:30 PM   #10 
     - Well they couldn't privatize it in 2005  AllentownJake   Dec-21-09 08:34 PM   #11 
     - Republicans couldn't.  kenny blankenship   Dec-21-09 09:55 PM   #27 
     - I'm no pollyanna, but I don't think social security will ever be ended  whathehell   Dec-22-09 02:25 PM   #54 
        - True - when there were actual elections  JFN1   Dec-22-09 04:46 PM   #66 
        - Ronnie Raygun touched it, Hard, and he is an American hero. nt  rhett o rick   Dec-22-09 05:15 PM   #72 
           - He didn't end it. And if he did, he'd be an American Villain.  whathehell   Dec-22-09 05:31 PM   #75 
              - Noone is stupid enough to "end it". They will just fix it until it kills itself. And Ronnie started  rhett o rick   Dec-22-09 05:49 PM   #79 
                 - "Noone"?  whathehell   Dec-23-09 12:16 AM   #90 
                    - I agree with mr jake. You are being picky about words. nt  rhett o rick   Dec-23-09 08:31 AM   #92 
                       - You agree with Mr. Jake, but disagree with me?....Funny, because we both said the same thing  whathehell   Dec-23-09 10:29 AM   #93 
     - The bubble machine doesn't have a lot of options left now that confidence has been destroyed in the  glitch   Dec-21-09 10:00 PM   #28 
     - Look at Arne Duncan and Charter Schools  PufPuf23   Dec-21-09 11:22 PM   #34 
     - we should start asking DUers how they feel about Social Security  fascisthunter   Dec-22-09 02:58 PM   #59 
  - It's like having the doctor tell you he's going to give you a lobotomy, BUT  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-21-09 08:27 PM   #9 
  - I see you love terrible analogies as much as me. It's like the doctor telling you he is going to  rhett o rick   Dec-22-09 05:19 PM   #73 
     - LOL I love that one! n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Dec-22-09 05:43 PM   #77 
        - Mite as well LOL, cant cry anymore. NGU. nt  rhett o rick   Dec-22-09 05:48 PM   #78 
  - Your eyelids are getting heavy. After I count to 3 you will forget all about any improvement.  phasma ex machina   Dec-21-09 08:36 PM   #12 
  - If it didn't bother me to do the cliche "110%" I'd give you more than a 100% agreement :)  Wardoc   Dec-21-09 08:37 PM   #13 
  - Give me a blank check for this bridge, and next month I'll send you the deed of title  kenny blankenship   Dec-21-09 08:51 PM   #14 
  - If a good bill can't be passed now when we have the majority  Raine   Dec-21-09 08:56 PM   #15 
  - But no point in having the Public Option because it's so crippled. We can't go back and fix it...  FormerDittoHead   Dec-21-09 09:02 PM   #18 
  - Look at history, many programs have been improved on since they began  treestar   Dec-21-09 09:13 PM   #21 
  - Name one after Ronald Reagan nt.  AllentownJake   Dec-21-09 10:14 PM   #30 
  - Why?  Qutzupalotl   Dec-22-09 01:45 PM   #47 
  - Institutionalizing fascism is not progress.  PufPuf23   Dec-21-09 11:27 PM   #38 
  - And when do you expect enough votes will be had to pass a strong public option?  Better Believe It   Dec-22-09 04:06 PM   #63 
  - You mean like Medicare?  Raineyb   Dec-22-09 05:07 PM   #70 
  - I figure they'll just make it even worse later. nt  valerief   Dec-21-09 09:36 PM   #22 
  - Fix it later my ass !!!!!!!!!!!  blues90   Dec-21-09 09:44 PM   #23 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Dec-21-09 09:47 PM   #24 
  - Sorry, but I disagree  Motown_Johnny   Dec-21-09 09:53 PM   #26 
  - What Tweety did not mention is that during LBJ's term there were only 700  truedelphi   Dec-22-09 03:22 AM   #39 
     - And more lobbyists after this passes  ArcticFox   Dec-22-09 03:24 PM   #61 
     - What he also did not mention  skepticscott   Dec-22-09 06:46 PM   #82 
        - That is why I think it is absurd to believe that  truedelphi   Dec-23-09 02:19 AM   #91 
  - And don't be asking for more stuff, you got your health care reform.nt  Tim01   Dec-21-09 10:00 PM   #29 
  - It's called let's not repeat a history that has led us nowhere.  HuckleB   Dec-21-09 10:15 PM   #31 
  - The issue with swallowing this bitter pill, as suggested by Dr. Dean, is that  NorthCarolina   Dec-21-09 10:20 PM   #32 
  - That's a very big problem.  Laelth   Dec-21-09 10:59 PM   #33 
  - Here, drive your car now,  WT Fuheck   Dec-21-09 11:23 PM   #35 
  - K&R.  Vidar   Dec-22-09 06:22 AM   #40 
  - When the insurance companies come to the table....they get everything they want....  coyote   Dec-22-09 08:22 AM   #41 
  - We don't have our foot in the door. The insurance industry has their boot in our ass!  Better Believe It   Dec-22-09 04:10 PM   #64 
  - K&R  Faryn Balyncd   Dec-22-09 08:49 AM   #42 
  - I'd agree. Enough of the Fix-it Later Fairy Tales.  chill_wind   Dec-22-09 11:30 AM   #43 
  - That's Dubya Talk  Blue Owl   Dec-22-09 11:55 AM   #44 
  - A big fucking K&R!!!  Libertas1776   Dec-22-09 11:59 AM   #45 
  - If they couldn't get the good stuff now  Goldstein1984   Dec-22-09 12:00 PM   #46 
  - Saw that, but I think he was a Congressman. He's no loss  sabrina 1   Dec-22-09 01:48 PM   #48 
  - YES it is!  FiveGoodMen   Dec-22-09 01:52 PM   #49 
  - They tell you that if the bill fails  Mnpaul   Dec-22-09 01:58 PM   #50 
  - Gosh, if you can't believe a senator, who can you believe? And next time,  change_notfinetuning   Dec-22-09 02:48 PM   #57 
  - Krugman: Pass the Bill  johan helge   Dec-22-09 01:58 PM   #51 
  - yes...kill this bill. It's a bad bill.  winyanstaz   Dec-22-09 02:18 PM   #53 
  - If they simply scuttle the bill and expand medicare to everyone in reconcilliation, we have a winner  grahamhgreen   Dec-22-09 02:43 PM   #55 
  - I think they need to mess it up a little more and THEN pass it.  Wizard777   Dec-22-09 02:47 PM   #56 
  - I own a company  wolfgangmo   Dec-22-09 04:52 PM   #67 
  - K&R (nt)  fascisthunter   Dec-22-09 02:59 PM   #60 
  - Even Krugman is saying that. I don't like it either. nt.  mistertrickster   Dec-22-09 04:00 PM   #62 
  - That is only your opinion, and you have no facts on which to base it. All facts say the opposite.  stevenleser   Dec-22-09 04:56 PM   #68 
  - The Realization That  WVRICK13   Dec-22-09 04:56 PM   #69 
  - That's why the repukes are going to fight it no matter what...  hughee99   Dec-22-09 05:23 PM   #74 
  - Yeah, yeah, yeah they also said it about ...  mntleo2   Dec-22-09 05:38 PM   #76 
  - K&R  girl_interrupted   Dec-22-09 06:11 PM   #80 
  - How many bills have actually been improved over time or come in under budget?  Clear Blue Sky   Dec-22-09 06:34 PM   #81 
  - Top House Liberal Suggests He Could Accept Deal On Senate Bill  ProSense   Dec-22-09 06:51 PM   #84 
  - Have you read the bill? Have you read the House bill? What exactly are the POS differences?  Kablooie   Dec-22-09 07:12 PM   #85 
  - K&R  invictus   Dec-22-09 07:23 PM   #86 
  - FISA and PATRIOT WILL NEVER RE-VISIT/REPAIR the BILL  KoKo   Dec-22-09 07:39 PM   #87 
  - Let's see...  rasputin1952   Dec-22-09 07:50 PM   #88 
  -  Highway61   Dec-22-09 08:33 PM   #89 

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