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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:43 PM
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I'm fine with whatever the Gang of Six comes up with.
President Obama's budget won't pass the House as is.
Ryan's budget won't pass the Senate as is.

Let's deal with facts, folks.
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:45 PM
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1. No thanks.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:10 AM
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19. Alternative? nt
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:29 AM
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22. Revolution? nt
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TheKentuckian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:50 AM
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23. I don't think "whatever they come up with" is an alternative.
Especially the day in question. I don't have to sign on to a damn thing and since no matter what my alternative are you will scoff at them as politically unrealistic and continue to wave pom poms for non-existent bullshit by a gaggle of conservatives.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:46 PM
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2. Sure, let's take SS and Medicare away from my daughter while she's young, she'll get used to it
:eyes:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:47 PM
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3. This is not going to go over well
(Kitty Chow Meating didn't pass jack stuff either).



:)
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:47 PM
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4. You forgot the CPC budget, the only truly good proposal. Fuck the gang of six.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 10:48 PM by AlabamaLibrul
They represent only themselves.
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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:49 PM
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6. I read about it the other day. I like it. But it ain't passing the House, maybe not even the Senate.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 10:49 PM by LLStarks
Too many powerful interests in the MIC.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:53 PM
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9. It's too bad.... I bring it up Every. Single. Time. because
the whole it being off the table before it was ever on the table thing is just another rejection of the real Dems of the House (plus Bernie Sanders) by the "centrist" (would be described as extreme right-wing in a civilized nation) cabal of Washington legislators.

80+ REAL Dem votes may end up being in the minority but are not something to be forgotten when the DLC types try to shove a Republican budget down our throats.
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LLStarks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:01 PM
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11. It's not all bad, some of the Bush tax cuts should vanish with the Gang plan.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:01 PM
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10. exactly. the only proposal to actually deal with the budget.
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:03 PM
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13. It is the only good budget on the table, but we shouldn't expect good legislation because
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 11:04 PM by white_wolf
that wouldn't be pragmatic or sensible. At least that is the vibe I get from some people, but I'd much rather fight for something good.
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:17 PM
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17. You gotta let that pony shit roll off your back, it's been here for a while now nt
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:15 AM
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21. And NEVER get it. How in the fuck is that progress? nt
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:48 PM
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5. Nope...
:evilfrown:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:50 PM
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7. If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to report/exploit it
Is it really news?
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:50 PM
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8. The gang of six. Isn't that the "bi-partisan"
committee of three Republicans and three Blue Dog Democrats? No thanks. I want some real Democrats representing what 70% of the country want, not what "K" street wants.
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suffragette Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:12 AM
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20. No women, no progressives, no people of color
How is this representative of the diversity of people affected by their decisions?

I'm with you, Cleita.

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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:37 AM
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25. Exactly, just six, fat, white, middle-aged men. n/t
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:02 PM
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12. WOW....
:popcorn:
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pa28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:10 PM
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14. Obama's budget speech got a standing O from me and I support his positions.
Republicans have overreached and now we finally have a chance to make our case to the public and define Republicans as extremist. They are the ones who want to end Medicare, raise taxes on the poor and middle class and use those savings to pay for tax cuts on the top end and elimination of capital gains.

The actual "facts" of politics call for us to exploit their mistake which President Obama clearly caught onto. Why won't you?
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:13 PM
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15. Nothing is going to be done before 2012 elections. GOP counting on stalled economy and gas prices
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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:05 AM
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28. Has to...this the the operating budget for next year.
If you're a Republican, you don't want to go into Primary season without having made your budget-cutting/tax-cutting achievements.
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:13 PM
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16. Yet Another Self Appointed Gang Of 6
And the dems caving to Coburn. No thanks.
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:41 PM
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18. I bet you are not on Social Security or Medicare, because if you were,
if you knew how important to you they are once you are on them . . . . you wouldn't say what you just said, LLStarks.

The fact is that our country has been ruined by the banks and Wall Streeters working with the politicians.

No budget created by the folks in D.C. will be acceptable to ordinary Americans. D.C. will never risk raising taxes on the only people with the money to pay meaningful taxes.

A D.C. compromise will mean the rich getting richer and richer and richer while the rest of us get poorer and poorer and poorer.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:52 AM
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24. Well, so long as you're fine with it.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:29 AM
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26. Beware of Gangs...
You may get robbed?
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:36 AM
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27. Guess you're in the top 1%
And don't give a damn about the 99% of us who face DEATH with this budget. And do remember that the Republicans are proposing similar state budgets, and that places like Michigan are going full on in your face fascist.

Let them eat cake, huh? I remember how well that worked out for the French top 1% in the 1700s.
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