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  •  I fear Boehner is smarter than that (1+ / 0-)
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    PorridgeGun

    I would bet the plan is to get any deal passed in the House with all of the Democrats and minimal Republicans voting for it.  Then the Democrats own it.

    •  So Democrats would own "saving the country"? (1+ / 0-)
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      pamelabrown

      I mean, "saving the country" is how the media is portraying the problem ... The last thing the GOP mandarins wants is for Democrats to own that.

      However, the teabaggers in the House don't give a shit, so they'll kill any plan just to watch it die. I don't know how Boehner makes lemonade from that ...

       

      •  The Village will see "saving the country" (2+ / 0-)
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        JackND, PorridgeGun

        Everybody else will see SS and Medicare cuts.  Voted for by the Dems.

        •  What Democrats do... (1+ / 0-)
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          Mr Robert

          in this battle and the debt ceiling that follows will determine if I open my checkbook in 2014 or not.

          I voted for Obama in 2012 but didn't donate a cent to him because he extended the Bush tax cuts...if they screw up  here they'll have my vote in 2014 but nothing more.

          "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

          by JackND on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:32:42 AM PST

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