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  •  I don;t understand your comment (11+ / 0-)

    You fear the GOP so you want to do the GOP's bidding now on Social Security?

    That doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

    •  I don't believe I said anything in favor of (1+ / 0-)
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      doing the bidding of Republican hostage takers.

      What I was attempting to say is that hostage takers are exactly what we are dealing with, Republicans who are more than willing to harm a great number of people, so what do we do?

      Let the economy tank?

      Throw 300,000 children off of TANF, another 300,000 children off of Medicare?

      Raise eligibility ages?

      Get rid of the Unearned Income Credit?

      Let millions lose the unemployment benefits?

      Cut funding to the ACA?

      etc, etc, etc

      I would prefer that all the bills Republicans have blocked that create jobs, grow the economy, repair our infrastructure, give tax credits to companies that bring jobs home, along with stopping the subsidies of big oil, among others, be passed, quickly.

      But I haven't seen any signs of that happening lately. You?

      I would prefer social security to not be any part of the so called "Fiscal Cliff" discussion. But it is or was.

      Last I heard, no one knows whether or not it will be a part of negotiations once Congress returns.

      Given Republican hostage taking it would not surprise me if they tried to insert it into the discussion again.

      They have so many hostage to chose from, after all.

      And that is the problem.

      "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Onomastic on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 12:02:04 PM PST

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