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Milo_Bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:13 PM
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8. How incredibly inconclusive.
Love the use of wiggle words. Is the best you can find a bunch of maybes, shoulds and coulds?

"negative effects on government finance are likely to outweigh "

"economic growth should have a positive effect"

Hopefully congress is smart enough not to risk a trillion dollars on such an unsure proposal... especially when other economists don't have such a rosy outlook.

http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2010/0...
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  -Sen. Frankens Statement on Tax Compromise Vote ProSense  Dec-13-10 07:48 PM   #0 
  - More of Bush's handouts aren't the answer  mtnsnake   Dec-13-10 07:50 PM   #1 
  - So we don't implement any of the bill?  stray cat   Dec-13-10 07:55 PM   #3 
  - Blame the assholes who gave you that crappy "choice" (n/t)  ProudDad   Dec-13-10 10:28 PM   #27 
  - Letting long-term unemployment benefits expire isn't the answer.  pnwmom   Dec-13-10 07:59 PM   #4 
  - And nobody questions why these two totally unrelated things have been  tavalon   Dec-14-10 10:43 AM   #34 
     - You're asking questions that aren't addressed in their talking points memo, tavalon.  Kermitt Gribble   Dec-14-10 06:37 PM   #49 
        - Independent thinking  tavalon   Dec-14-10 09:41 PM   #58 
  - You realize Middle Class tax cuts were included in the Bush handouts.  vaberella   Dec-14-10 07:37 PM   #52 
  - I don't suppose Al mentioned how undermining Social Security helps Minnesotans n/t  dflprincess   Dec-13-10 07:53 PM   #2 
  - Maybe he doesn't see this as undermining SS. I think he would have said something if he did.  Hoyt   Dec-13-10 09:46 PM   #23 
  - If he did, then he'd have no excuse for voting for it  dflprincess   Dec-13-10 09:57 PM   #25 
     - I think Franken is more than capable of seeing the truth.  Hoyt   Dec-13-10 10:03 PM   #26 
        - Just got off the phone with his office  dflprincess   Dec-14-10 12:18 PM   #41 
           - Apparently Franken doesn't believe it's a "scam" despite the hysterics.  Hoyt   Dec-14-10 12:26 PM   #42 
              - According to his office and Franken himself, he is very unhappy with this bill  dflprincess   Dec-14-10 12:45 PM   #43 
  - There is NO CHANGE in future SS benefits based on the 2% holiday  golfguru   Dec-14-10 12:04 AM   #31 
  - Because It'sA Good Talking Point To Scare People And Undermine Support For The Compromise  DemocratSinceBirth   Dec-14-10 05:36 AM   #32 
  - There are people crying all over this board that SS is undermined.  vaberella   Dec-14-10 07:38 PM   #53 
     - Next year you'll be back telling us why we can't have a "tax increase" in an election year.  Pholus   Dec-15-10 05:59 AM   #62 
        - Tell me again when SS was privatized and destroyed?! n/t  vaberella   Dec-15-10 07:44 AM   #65 
           - In 2012 the moment you all get ready to "compromise" again. "Oh, but we can't raise taxes."  Pholus   Dec-15-10 08:21 AM   #66 
  - Why would he mention something that isn't actually happening?  phleshdef   Dec-14-10 10:50 AM   #35 
     - So Bernie Sanders is wrong?  dflprincess   Dec-14-10 12:49 PM   #44 
  - Unfortunate position to take Franken. n/t  Jefferson23   Dec-13-10 08:00 PM   #5 
  - Economists don't seem to think the tax package will do much.  Milo_Bloom   Dec-13-10 08:02 PM   #6 
  - This:  ProSense   Dec-13-10 08:09 PM   #7 
     - How incredibly inconclusive.  Milo_Bloom   Dec-13-10 08:13 PM   #8 
        - "September 03, 2010"  ProSense   Dec-13-10 08:14 PM   #9 
           - The date of the analysis is meaningless  Milo_Bloom   Dec-13-10 08:21 PM   #11 
              - Yes, it's meaningless  ProSense   Dec-13-10 08:24 PM   #12 
                 - Yes, there is denying it.  Milo_Bloom   Dec-13-10 08:27 PM   #13 
                    - From your link:  ProSense   Dec-13-10 08:49 PM   #16 
                       - Way to strive for failure!  Milo_Bloom   Dec-13-10 09:29 PM   #22 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Dec-13-10 08:15 PM   #10 
  - the 99ers are grateful they will get their unemployment checks extended...oh wait... nt  msongs   Dec-13-10 08:40 PM   #14 
  - Surprising, coming from Franken. I think he is off on this one.  harun   Dec-13-10 08:45 PM   #15 
  - It's plain that there is nothing to be done at this point since the back room dealing is done.  Pholus   Dec-15-10 06:01 AM   #63 
  - The Next 2 Years will Likely Be Similar in Getting Republican Compromises.  sciencewins   Dec-13-10 08:52 PM   #17 
  - So ultra-lefters, is this liberal hero "caving and capitulating" too?  RBInMaine   Dec-13-10 08:57 PM   #18 
  - I think we are mistaken when we call people  frazzled   Dec-13-10 11:16 PM   #30 
  - Damn right he is... it's pathetic.  Dawgs   Dec-14-10 12:50 PM   #45 
  - I'd say your views are just a bit outside the mainstream on this one.  RBInMaine   Dec-14-10 04:50 PM   #48 
     - We measure those kinds of distances in 'miles', not 'inches'.  Ikonoklast   Dec-14-10 07:52 PM   #56 
  - +1  treestar   Dec-14-10 01:23 PM   #47 
  - So you agree with Franken about not liking how Obama did this?  Jakes Progress   Dec-13-10 09:00 PM   #19 
  - Obama didn't like doing it either. But Congress sat on it's ass not doing anything.  vaberella   Dec-14-10 07:40 PM   #54 
     - Wasn't the question I asked.  Jakes Progress   Dec-14-10 09:18 PM   #57 
        - Wasn't your question answered when I said in response, "either".  vaberella   Dec-15-10 04:08 AM   #60 
           - Didn't know if the either referred to you or Franken.  Jakes Progress   Dec-15-10 09:50 AM   #67 
  - Not one politician in Washington has backbone.  Lint Head   Dec-13-10 09:08 PM   #20 
  - Way to do the right thing, Senator Franken.  jefferson_dem   Dec-13-10 09:08 PM   #21 
  - Opponents of this plan are running out of champions. nt  Clio the Leo   Dec-13-10 09:49 PM   #24 
  - Well, I guess we can all sit back and bask in the glory of the miracle. It had better be good! nt  Pholus   Dec-14-10 05:51 AM   #33 
  - You'll always have Laura Ingraham!  displacedvermoter   Dec-14-10 11:40 AM   #40 
  - Uh, Franken doesn't support it.  Dawgs   Dec-14-10 01:06 PM   #46 
     - He isn't opposing it either  keepfreespeechalive   Dec-15-10 12:41 AM   #59 
  - Franken also supported the Iraq War at its start.  hulka38   Dec-13-10 10:31 PM   #28 
  - Al, you're wrong. This bill hurts the families long term much more.  EndElectoral   Dec-13-10 11:06 PM   #29 
  - I was very saddened that Sen Franken didn't support Bernie Sanders filibuster.  mod mom   Dec-14-10 11:03 AM   #36 
  - good point - one of the few who you would think would  tomm2thumbs   Dec-14-10 11:04 AM   #38 
  - I don't like how the President made the deal either  Bluenorthwest   Dec-14-10 11:04 AM   #37 
  - I wonder if Glenn Olbermann will call him a Nazi appeaser? n.t  Phx_Dem   Dec-14-10 11:19 AM   #39 
  - " A lot of people are unhappy that the President punted on first down, and I'm one of them."  BeyondGeography   Dec-14-10 07:28 PM   #50 
  - Pretty cowardly  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-14-10 07:33 PM   #51 
  - Isn't he just. Fucking Minnesotian's over is the best plan of action. n/t  vaberella   Dec-14-10 07:41 PM   #55 
  - Dear Al, Please don't call for another donation.  Stoic   Dec-15-10 05:24 AM   #61 
  - The House and the Senate should have taken this up BEFORE THE MID-TERMS ...  JoePhilly   Dec-15-10 07:25 AM   #64 
  - Yet another DU hero voting for it.  WI_DEM   Dec-15-10 09:51 AM   #68 
 

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