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  •  Disagree with this: (3+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis, divineorder, 2laneIA
    what would help is if we knew more specifics about our own party's goals in the negotiating process
    It doesn't matter so much what our party's goals are. What matters is that many, many voices tell them loud and clear what we expect their goals to be.

    "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 06:10:16 PM PST

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    •  My concern here is that in these mega- (5+ / 0-)

      legislative packages often details which may be significant
      don't materialize until afterward and no one had addressed opposition because of lack of knowledge.  There's the possibilty of numerous changes to the current programs and almost an impossibilty to predetermine them in order to advance arguments before they may be agreed upon.  Conversely on a positive note, it would be greatly helpful to argument in favor of administive positions if we knew for certain what they were.  All we have at present are very general statements that are intrepretative.

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