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  •  I don't see any way (6+ / 0-)

    for anything to pass the House, other than a total extension of the Bush tax cuts. Is this likely to change with the new Congress?

    I don't see where this can possibly go.

    Democrats should be wary of cutting Social Security if the GOP won't include it in their own self-serving bill. Because that opens the way for 2014 campaign, much like the anti-Medicare cuts that fueled Tea Party election of 2010.

    I really don't get Obama's thinking here. The chained-CPI and the floating of the 2 year age increase for Medicare eligibility are political poison. I don't get why he offered them up at all.

    He should have left anything like that up to the GOP to suggest and demand, even if he decided he might eventually capitulate.

    Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

    by coral on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:47:45 PM PST

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