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  •  Not a done deal. Just means they (0+ / 0-)

    Are coming to the table...

    Look I'm no cheerleader, but I get really fucking tired of all the bitching about things that haven't happened.

    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 08:42:05 AM PST

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    •  That's when one should bitch (1+ / 0-)
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      After the fact it is a bit late.

      Or to look at it another way - Not having happened is a good reason to bitch about filibuster reform, no?  Didn't we blow this opportunity last time?

      So to go back to what I originally posted, we need a mild redistribution effect in this country and the refusal of the Republicans to allow even modest taxation of the wealthy is going to result in bigger deficits and demands to cut "entitlements".  That was the whole Bush strategy about going to war and cutting taxes on the wealthy and ruffing up deficits.  And you have Democrats buying off on so called "Social Security" reform.  Yeah - bitch time is now.

      Mrick

      •  ugh, you are tiresome. I said nothing about calli (0+ / 0-)

        Or putting pressure on your senators. I'm a huge believer in action.  But bitching to me is just annoying.  Tell me you made some calls.  Maybe that'll make you feel better.  That's what I do... So I know I've done everything I can.  Bitching is just so demotivating.

        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 09:12:30 AM PST

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        •  Ha Ha - Calls to Jeb Hersarling - (0+ / 0-)

          Yes for all the good it does.  How about John Cornyn - I gave up on him.  And then since Kay Baily Hutchinson was too liberal for my state we now have good old Ted Cruz.  I may pass on that call.

          I have even called local right wing radio to try to counter some of the wingnut propaganda.  Have you done that?  They hang up on you and then talk to you like you are still there.

          I will say this.  When Jeb Hersarling showed up at my City Hall to sell the Bush privatization of social security, he damn near got run out on a rail.  Even the Republicans were not buying what he was selling.  But they didn't vote him out.

          Mrick

          •  now I know you are busy just demoralizing folks. (0+ / 0-)

            My senators are Mike Lee and Orinn Hatch... But who did I call?  Harry Reid, Carl Levin and other persuadable Dems.  Or you can keep grousing, but I don't want to hear it!

            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 12:07:12 PM PST

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            •  I use money for that (2+ / 0-)

              I have contributed to out of state campaigns and I have called Reid's office.  But maybe your point is well taken that I should rattle their cage more.

              As to the grousing - it is what it is.  Just an observation that I fear we will give away the farm.  I am already pissed about the chained CPI.

              Mrick

              •  ok well thanks for calling and donating :) (1+ / 0-)
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                It gives you some grouse room ;). Keep up the pressure and I hope I wasn't too peristently annoying. I'm no Pollyanna, but I'm pretty action oriented.

                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 12:21:23 PM PST

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