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  •  Our hand may be strengthened (3+ / 0-)
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    NYCee, Mrick, vigilant meerkat

    but in the final analysis, our Dem leaders are no more  willing than the GOP to raise taxes on the wealthy.

    They've worked very hard to teach us that we will dislike most of every deal they negotiate, to lower our expectations.  They've taught us we have to take the bitter medicine and stop complaining.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:35:50 AM PST

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    •  Pure Hyperbole (5+ / 0-)
      our Dem leaders are no more  willing than the GOP to raise taxes on the wealthy.
      The President has made clear that taxes are going up on the wealthy as part of any deal. They're going up, period, either through a deal or because of the cliff.  You'll complain that they didn't go up enough and you'll get 33 recs for saying it, but that won't make your comment any less of a lie.
      •  We'll see (0+ / 0-)

        I think we have to be realistic in accepting that the wealthy folks are the ones who fund Dem races as well as GOP ones.  They also provide highly paid sinecures after public service, too.

        Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

        by Betty Pinson on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 09:59:47 AM PST

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    •  Does not compute, I'm afraid. We (4+ / 0-)

      Campaigned on this, and I haven't seen any signs of wavering on raising taxes on the wealthy.

      Are we all of a sudden doing rox/sux?  Cuz I don't play that game.

      20 innocent children were slaughtered. The gun lobby and NRA bear responsibility and it is time to fight back! http://www.csgv.org/index.php

      by the dogs sockpuppet on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 08:18:06 AM PST

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