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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:17 PM
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I just got this from Dean for America re: "Super Committee"
Democrats on the so-called Super Committee are caving to Republican demands and pushing a plan that would make drastic cuts to Medicare.

This is bad policy and bad politics. Cuts like these are the worst possible way to reduce the deficit. They protect the status quo for the richest 1 percent while the 99 percent are expected to sacrifice vital healthcare that they need to survive in tough economic times like these -- and they'll hamstring Democrats running for reelection in 2012.

We've been down this road before. Republicans and some Democrats have been pushing plans to destroy Medicare and Social Security for months. We beat them then and we can beat them now with an overwhelming show of grassroots opposition to any plan that cuts Medicare.


Grrr... Looks like the OWS isn't having any appreciable effect on our so-called representatives. Any chance the president will laugh and toss their recommendations in the trash where they belong?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:18 PM
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1. It will make it grow
And I am not surprised. The political elite will add gas to grievances.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:19 PM
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2. more change you can believe from the sell out back stabbers nt
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:15 PM
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3. Recommend
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:17 PM
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4. I tend to agree with Jim Dean that this will seriously dent the Dems chances
next year. Bad governance in this case is also very bad politics (not to mention deplorable morals).
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:22 PM
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5. I never liked the idea of a super committee
for this reason among others. We have senators and reps that have been "hired" to do the work of the people. Now we are outsourcing their jobs. If they can't do it we need to hire others. And I know there are sens and reps on the "committee." There must be a hell of a lot of money being passed around. Is the "committee" their moonlight jobs?
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:25 PM
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6. If Dems go along with this then they deserve to lose their seats.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:25 PM by redqueen
I'm sure they'll be compensated in some way for going along with the Wall Street plan, so what do they care anyway.
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:26 PM
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7. There will never be an agreement, the Republitards on the Super Duper Committee will not raise taxes
And that is part of the plan put forth by the Dems on the committee.
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