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  •  Who knows what this actually MEANS, in (2+ / 0-)
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    real terms, but here's what Carney said today:

    Carney, however, also embraced the view that any plan to tame the national debt would require adjustments to the nation’s health programs for the elderly and the poor, Medicare and Medicaid.

    Obama “believes and understands that in order to achieve a deal, a compromise, that everybody has to make some tough choices, and he remains committed to that principle,” Carney said. [WaPo][emphasis mine]

    Whether it's means testing, reductions for providers or something else(s) or many things, it probably won't be pretty.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:28:43 PM PST

    •  Well, whatever Obama does (2+ / 0-)
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      I doubt it will be as a result of McConnell's tough guy talk.

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      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
      ~ Jerry Garcia

      by DeadHead on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:34:11 PM PST

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      •  At least it *better* not be. (2+ / 0-)
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        cany, Omir the Storyteller

        This guy is in the minority, not the majority, party.

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        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:37:27 PM PST

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      •  I personally am bracing myself for whatever the (1+ / 0-)
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        "whatever" is.

        They said they are making changes and I have no choice, after reading this, but to believe it unless we can somehow just 'shut that whole thing down'.

         

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:43:07 PM PST

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        •  All we can do is keep the pressure on (1+ / 0-)
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          And keep reminding our newly-reelected president of how the majority of the country feels: tax the rich, and keep the fuck away from the social safety net.

          Stop the damn wars, and cut the spending on war toys, if you want to save some money.

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          Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
          ~ Jerry Garcia

          by DeadHead on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 07:51:27 PM PST

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