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View Diary: Geithner Draws line in sand: No Rate hikes for 2% = No Fiscal Deal. Also, SS off table! (**Video) (259 comments)

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  •  Perhaps it was you who opened my eyes (9+ / 0-)

    When the 2011 deal was first announced, I was demoralized at first. But within a day or two a diary appeared here which pretty much laid out the case which we have seen play out pretty much exactly as diaried. The GOP, having painted themselves into so many corners (no tax bumps, defense spending is Holy) were poorly suited to deal with the situation.

    So the "sell-out" actually turned GOP leverage into Democratic leverage and obtained the debt ceiling raise which was originally desired.

    •  might've had something to do (1+ / 0-)
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      with the "eleventy-seven dimensional chess" phrasing that was so excoriated earlier.....

      The "extreme wing" of the Democratic Party is the wing that is hell-bent on protecting the banks and credit card companies. ~ Kos

      by ozsea1 on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:39:31 AM PST

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