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  •  seriously--they CANNOT be that stupid to be the (1+ / 0-)
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    party to offer and then CUT Medicare benefits in order to get the Rethugs to accept middling tax hike.  

    If they do it, it will be INTENTIONAL.  Which just boggles the mind.  I'm hoping all of the conjecture is simply that, and Ezra Klein be damned for even blathering about it.

    Additionally, would even the baggers vote for Medicare cuts? They have a lot of poor and old Republican constituents to face, too.  And if it involves a tax "hike"--they may just mutiny Boehner.

    If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

    by livjack on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 08:05:32 AM PST

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