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  •  it isn't a cave in if obama wanted it to happen... (9+ / 0-)

    hat tip to david mizner:

    january 2009

    I asked the president-elect, "At the end of the day, are you really talking about over the course of your presidency some kind of grand bargain? That you have tax reform, healthcare reform, entitlement reform including Social Security and Medicare, where everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good?"

    "Yes," Obama said.

    i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

    by joe shikspack on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:06:04 AM PST

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    •  Jesus Christmas... (6+ / 0-)

      Everybody shares the sacrifice.  This is what frightened me about Obama in the first place.  Everybody sharing the sacrifice?  Is he really so ignorant that he doesn't know the average joe has been shouldering the sacrifice since the Carter years?  That the nearly entire benefit of the Bush tax cuts were enjoyed by the top two percent of the population?  What kind of machismo is this?  Shared sacrifice...sure.

      The liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.---FDR

      by masslib on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 06:49:36 AM PST

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