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  •  I've been off Le Grid lately... (4+ / 0-)
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    Crashing Vor, eeff, mdmslle, bontemps2012

    Are we going off the cliff? I saw a story in WashingtonPost that suggests sequestration is inevitable, anyway.

    Anyone know?

    •  More like off the road bump... (4+ / 0-)
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      Egalitare, renzo capetti, dclawyer06, ferg

      but afaik, there still isn't a deal.

      To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

      by Youffraita on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 12:00:20 AM PST

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      •  It's only a curb, but we'll probably go off and (1+ / 0-)
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        severely sprain our ankle.
        You know what I mean?
        It was totally avoidable, but there we are, rest, ice, compression and elevation.
        And everybody's going, "What happened to you?"
        And we're feeling stupid and having to say, "No, I wasn't drunk..." a lot.

        You can't make this stuff up.

        by David54 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 08:09:41 AM PST

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    •  Read that one, too. (4+ / 0-)
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      eeff, dclawyer06, ratcityreprobate, ferg

      Decent look into how auto-cuts may finally pop the Beltway's recession-proof bubble, what with DOD contractors the first to go.

      (If my experience this year is any guide, the workers have already taken the hit; now the pencil pushers are gonna get it).

      Pardon our dust. Sig line under renovation.

      by Crashing Vor on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 04:55:47 AM PST

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    •  WE HAVE TO GO OFF THE CLIFF... (0+ / 0-)

      to get rid of the damn double-dose of Bush tax giveaways.

      That resets the top tax rate to what, 39.6%.

      Then "negotiations" deal with governing the country. That is not what the John Birch Society wing of the Republican Party -- aka Tea Party -- want.

      Not at all.

      They hate democracy. Where people get to vote. All of them.

      "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

      by bontemps2012 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 01:55:45 PM PST

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