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  •  they haven't gotten us to demand it (0+ / 0-)

    but I don't think they really need that.
    all they need is their fucking media echo chamber to keep freaking out about how necessary all these cuts are or something terrible will happen. whether the people believe it or not. Who cares if the people believe it? In what public venue can the people express themselves? Not in the government and not in the media.

    That's what the establishment really hated about the Occupy encampments. People were able to get together in a public space and talk about what they really thought.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:19:34 PM PST

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    •  They have a large portion of the populace (0+ / 0-)

      demanding that they "do their jobs" and come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff. As evidenced by the current negotiating positions of both sides, any such agreement will cause austerity measures to be invoked.

      “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

      by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:28:04 PM PST

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      •  all that means is (1+ / 0-)
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        that Americans are sick of this bullshit conversation
        but yes, it will be spun into meaning that they long for Social Security cuts
        anyway, most Americans still think Obama is protecting their Social Security and Medicare from the Republican onslaught.

        if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 02:40:59 PM PST

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        •  A lot of peopl think the "Grand Bargain" is a good (0+ / 0-)

          thing.

          I hear it in daily conversations and I see it on many Facebook pages that aren't particularly liberal or conservative.

          “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

          by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:28:50 PM PST

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          •  Heck. (0+ / 0-)

            I see it from a lot of people on this site too.

            “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” – Abraham Lincoln

            by Sagebrush Bob on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 05:29:35 PM PST

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