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  •  Social Security Admin. workers face a disaster (2+ / 0-)
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    They are facing being furloughed essentially every friday. A 20% loss in income. They haven't had a raise in 3 years, because, hey, why shouldn't government workers be screwed like private workers?

    I don't think the President should compromise on anything that will hurt the middle class further. Let those tax cuts expire. But he needs to be calling out the republicans daily on this, especially the part where we begin throwing babies out with the bath water on government spending.

    The deficit is not a problem yet. Unemployment and wealth inequality are. Those must be fixed. Government workers cannot be sacrificed in the process, and that is what everyone who thinks that the fiscal cliff is meaningless is (probably) unknowingly asking for.

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