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luckyleftyme2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 12:56 PM
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HOW MANY IN HERE WANT THE PRESIDENT TO HOLD FIRM
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 12:57 PM by luckyleftyme2
HOW MANY DEMOCRATS LIKE MYSELF WANT THE PRESIDENT TO HOLD FIRM AND VETO ANY SHORT TERM BILL THAT DOESN'T MAKE THIS 3 RING CIRCUS GO BEYOND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?
Ithink its time to bury those "A$$ HOLES " WHO ARE TRYING TO TO KIDNAP OUR GOVERNMENT!
STAND UP AND LET YOUR CONGRESSMEN KNOW YOU MEAN BUSINESS!
I AM CALLING RIGHT NOW!
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 12:57 PM
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1. In other words, to do something he's never done before?
Well, it'd be something to see, that's for sure...
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CleanGreenFuture Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 12:57 PM
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2. The ratings agencies have specifically said that a short-term bill will not cut it.
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Ship of Fools Donating Member (899 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:02 PM
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6. That's what I understand, too.
I also heard that the head of IMF said that S&P has NO BUSINESS being an arbitrator in this fight. This shit is so surreal -- I'd run SOOO far from this screwed up country if I had the $. Just one woman's opinion.
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 12:58 PM
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3. I want him to hold firm, but not at the expense of our signature social programs
If he insists on slashing SS (which adds NOTHING to the debt) then he's on a fools errand.

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Justyce Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:00 PM
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4. If "firm" includes not cutting SS & Medicare, then I do. nt
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:01 PM
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5. No Cuts without Revenue Increases
A Majority of Americans ....

1 of those pesky facts being completely ignored by both sides
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Booster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:07 PM
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8. And stop the damn wars. Problems solved.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:09 PM
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9. Those cuts are only going to hurt the economy.
They need to raise taxes and put people back to work. Obama's jobs policy has failed and he needs to change it. Cutting social programs is not the answer to anything.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:05 PM
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7. It's been my experience that this POTUS doesn't appear
to care what we want.
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Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:13 PM
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10. ME! nt
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:19 PM
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11. well, he appears to be dead set on "reforming" our already inadequate social safety net

- so my only hope is that the Democratic congress will hold firm against those attempts.
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BNJMN Donating Member (461 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:33 PM
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12. Stand Firm. (finally) [nt]
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:37 PM
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13. I want Obama to spend more time with his family - need someone real
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:39 PM
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14. I called them all, and stated under no circumstances should they support any cuts to SS or Medicare.
nt
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:42 PM
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15. Yes! And I want the letter M stricken from the alphabet.
I'm not placing odds on which will happen first.
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:43 PM
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16. I want him to stand firm and NOT mess with SS, MA,
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 01:56 PM
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17. What exactly is heholding firm on? He has given away the store nt
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 02:21 PM
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18. I still think the GOP will cave on Aug. 2. Wall Street is beginning to pound on their doors.
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 02:27 PM
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19. I don't support the President when he says not a dime can be cut from military spending...
:shrug:
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 02:39 PM
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20. Hold firm on WHAT? His plan to cut Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid?
If you want his idea for how to move this circus' next performance out to beyond HIS reelection - THAT's his idea. Cut Social Security. Cut Medicare. Cut Medicaid.

Fuck that. Him too.

Now if he had come out saying The Government of the United States cannot be run by extortion threats! Then that would be a position I would support him holding fast to. We cannot allow this without irreparable damage to the working of government, not just specific policies of that government. If this hostage taking works at all then we will have a different form of government than what the Constitution created, and it will continue "working" by threats of unleashing widespread destruction: ie. government by terrorism.

That kind of government is an unstable compound that will blow sky high and quite soon.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 02:39 PM
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21. WHAT?
SPEAK UP!

I CAN'T HEAR YOU!
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luckyleftyme2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 04:42 PM
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22. this is in reply for your thoughts
Edited on Thu Jul-28-11 04:47 PM by luckyleftyme2
Without doubt you can pick out the ones who lean with the right. Most are well meaning hard working americans easily led by the media.
My feeling is the president doesn't want to cut any social programs but is willing to negotiate with the right that is demanding this. several replies ignore this fact! just my observation but THEY have chosen already to allow the tea party group financed by the ultra rich right TO DICTATE THE RULES!
My feeling is that both sides need to do their jobs. The president does not need to set the agenda the congress does. And he has every right to say he will sign or veto certain things!
I suggest a few of you research how many times Bush or any former president has used the media and the power of the veto to steer congress!
To keep this media circus going an to cause a political circus when the top job of the country is due for election is far from what the majority of people expect or want.
To risk the credit rating of the country for political gain is an absolute travesty of our system. the hardship to the workers will be to much to endure!
But I WOULD PREFER A COMPROMISE FROM BOTH SIDES ;OR A VETO IF THE RIGHT REFUSES TO BUDGE!
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