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  •  Why this deal was offered !!! (0+ / 0-)

    I listened to the Ed Show today on the Radio and an older lady called and asked him exactly about the President betraying his base and here is what Ed said: (just paraphrasing here)

    1. To make a deal, Obama had to offer something. So, it is not realistic to believe tax increases would have come for free.

    2. Two options were available: increase the age for SS from 65 to 66 or 67 or changes to the CPI.

    3. Changes to the CPI is what was ultimately offered, because this can be modified at a later date (i.e.: 2014 or beyond). Increasing the age for SS was a non-starter.

    I'm not an expert in negotiations, I'm just repeating what was said on the Ed Show.

    •  Hmm so many good progressive options (0+ / 0-)

      not being discussed.  CAF had a list of 8 possibilities that would have been way better than any of these options.
      There is a total lack of imagination inside the beltway.

      "The real wealth of a nation consists of the contributions of its people and nature." -- Rianne Eisler

      by noofsh on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 12:19:09 PM PST

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