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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-04-11 09:57 AM
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66. If you read the papers carefully, you'll see that a lot of people
are going to jail for Medicare fraud. Funny how Bush's people never noticed them. As for waste and abuse, I suspect that a lot of cronyism is involved.
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  -I think Obama may have just flim-flammed the Republicans; hedgehog  Aug-03-11 04:39 PM   #0 
  - if anyone is getting flim-flammed, it is WE THE PEOPLE  Skittles   Aug-03-11 04:39 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 04:42 PM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 04:56 PM   #31 
  - During Basic Training another boot told me that our DI, although an asshole, was always behind us.  11 Bravo   Aug-03-11 06:28 PM   #53 
  - I know the feeling.  texanwitch   Aug-03-11 05:01 PM   #37 
  - Try Preparation-H instead of....  MzShantal   Aug-03-11 06:19 PM   #51 
  - show me where this star chamber is in the constitution and I won't  roguevalley   Aug-03-11 08:58 PM   #58 
  - That's your definition of "flim-flamming the Republicans?"  villager   Aug-03-11 04:40 PM   #2 
  - is that what the kids are calling it these days?  babsbunny   Aug-03-11 04:46 PM   #15 
  - That's why the TRIGGERS favor the Dems.  CakeGrrl   Aug-03-11 04:47 PM   # 
     - in other words, a majority of 7 can vote for whatever they want and head off those oh-so-progressive  villager   Aug-03-11 04:53 PM   #27 
  - Yes, hedge, I think you're right.  elleng   Aug-03-11 04:42 PM   #4 
  - k and r  proud patriot   Aug-03-11 04:42 PM   #5 
  - Sharpton was calling it "rope a dope"  proud patriot   Aug-03-11 04:43 PM   #7 
     - Based on this OP, I'm not clear who's the "dope" in this scenario  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-03-11 04:49 PM   #20 
  - You got it. It's an end-around the obstructionist GOP and hits them where THEY live  CakeGrrl   Aug-03-11 04:43 PM   #6 
  - um, doesn't that work both ways?  woolldog   Aug-03-11 04:43 PM   #8 
  - Got to admit, if I were putting money on someone to cave it would be on a Democrat  elocs   Aug-03-11 04:53 PM   #26 
     - But where is the pressure for a Democrat to cave? A real Democrat  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 05:10 PM   #43 
  - We the people were flim-flammed in November 2008!  Citizen Worker   Aug-03-11 04:43 PM   #9 
  - No, no, no...  MzShantal   Aug-03-11 06:27 PM   #52 
  - One thing I like about this deal is that this may be our only chance to begin cutting defense budget  DCBob   Aug-03-11 04:44 PM   #10 
  - Why do rightwingers deserve 50% of the seats at the table?  C_U_L8R   Aug-03-11 04:45 PM   #11 
  - The electoral college isn't fair either. nt  valerief   Aug-03-11 04:46 PM   # 
  - They have a lot more than 50% of the House  Recursion   Aug-03-11 04:46 PM   # 
  - They've been in control of the Senate for decades already.  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 04:48 PM   #19 
  - Because you can't make them magically disappear from Congress.  CakeGrrl   Aug-03-11 04:52 PM   #24 
  - I'm not in congress but I vote  C_U_L8R   Aug-03-11 05:54 PM   #50 
  - should at least have one voting represenative from the WH..  DCBob   Aug-03-11 04:55 PM   #29 
  - Basically it's an upfront admission that we'll probably lose the senate next year.  craigmatic   Aug-03-11 05:20 PM   #46 
  - Reid will put in DINOs and they will capitulate to the Republican demands.  valerief   Aug-03-11 04:46 PM   #12 
  - That's why we have to pressure Reid and we have to start now.  DevonRex   Aug-03-11 04:50 PM   #22 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 07:52 PM   #56 
  - any revenue increases, go to the regular congress and senate for approval  bahrbearian   Aug-03-11 04:46 PM   #13 
  - The stupidity burns!  Vinnie From Indy   Aug-03-11 04:46 PM   #14 
  - DU is currently 0 for 4 in predicting entitlement cuts  Recursion   Aug-03-11 04:47 PM   #17 
  - So, the problem with the deal is that everyone will renege on the deal.  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 04:55 PM   #28 
  - Social Security cuts are exempt from the trigger  Samantha   Aug-03-11 04:56 PM   #32 
  - Not to call people out, but do you honestly think Harry Reid  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 04:47 PM   #16 
  - You'd think the people who were lauding Reid and Pelosi for protecting Medicare agains  CakeGrrl   Aug-03-11 04:50 PM   #21 
  - Shh. :)  DevonRex   Aug-03-11 04:57 PM   #33 
     - Excellent idea - keep the pressure on Congress to make GOOD selections.  CakeGrrl   Aug-03-11 04:59 PM   #35 
  - We need to pressure Reid so he doesn't let Baucus anywhere near this committee.  DevonRex   Aug-03-11 04:52 PM   #25 
     - Now that's an excellent suggestion!  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 04:55 PM   #30 
     - Why thank you! Let's do something positive together.  DevonRex   Aug-03-11 04:59 PM   #34 
     - +1000! n/t  Kind of Blue   Aug-04-11 10:30 AM   #69 
  - What are the odds that there will be no DINO's?  Big Blue Marble   Aug-03-11 04:47 PM   #18 
  - Lieberman is available for that position  Cronus Protagonist   Aug-03-11 04:50 PM   #23 
  - These are just a few that worry me  chill_wind   Aug-03-11 05:05 PM   #41 
     - Reid's not on that list.  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 05:06 PM   #42 
        - He's going to pick people that will be  chill_wind   Aug-03-11 05:44 PM   #48 
  - McConnell and Boehner have promised their 6 members will  OHdem10   Aug-03-11 05:01 PM   #36 
  - If the committee locks, we cut defense spending big time while  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 05:04 PM   #40 
  - And the Republicans have conceded as much  DFLforever   Aug-03-11 05:02 PM   #38 
  - It only requires a simple majority. AND both houses still have to  johnaries   Aug-03-11 05:02 PM   #39 
  - The filibuster is a major weapon used to force Deomocrats to give concessions.  hedgehog   Aug-03-11 05:11 PM   #44 
  - The committee is a sham and we don't have any real progressives who'll get appointed to that  craigmatic   Aug-03-11 05:18 PM   #45 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 05:24 PM   #47 
  - I agree -- I think Obama has played some incredible chess!  Emillereid   Aug-03-11 05:50 PM   #49 
  - The defense industry is shitting itself.  MilesColtrane   Aug-04-11 09:05 AM   #65 
  - You have that ass backwards. With 6 Repukes, they only need 1 Dem vote  eridani   Aug-03-11 06:54 PM   #54 
  - "if the Democrats on the committee are not DINOs...."  bvar22   Aug-03-11 07:11 PM   #55 
  - But the thing is that those Defense Department cuts will not really be mandatory if  totodeinhere   Aug-03-11 08:07 PM   #57 
  - All discretionary spending cuts are ultimately optional  Recursion   Aug-04-11 08:30 AM   #64 
  - More 11-Dimensional Rope-A-Dope Bi-Partisan Chess.  blkmusclmachine   Aug-03-11 09:10 PM   #59 
  - No one is suggesting a 50% cut in defense spending so the OP is in error.  former9thward   Aug-03-11 09:14 PM   #60 
  - If you read the papers carefully, you'll see that a lot of people  hedgehog   Aug-04-11 09:57 AM   #66 
     - Sorry but people have been going to jail for medicare fraud for as long as the program exited.  former9thward   Aug-04-11 11:02 AM   #70 
  - Fucking silliness. A trillion and a half dollars cut from discretionary spending is suicidal  TheKentuckian   Aug-03-11 09:18 PM   #61 
  - Look. I think I see a wisp of smoke. Let's grasp it.  Jakes Progress   Aug-03-11 09:23 PM   #62 
  - BERNIE SANDERS & AL FRANKEN needs to be oon that panel..nt  and-justice-for-all   Aug-03-11 09:57 PM   #63 
  - LOL....the GOP only wanted two things. Spending decreases and no tax increases.....  Logical   Aug-04-11 10:11 AM   #67 
  - Someone's been flim-flammed alright, but it ain't the Republicans!  polichick   Aug-04-11 10:15 AM   #68 

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