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  •  Well a lot of folks here wanted to unemployment (3+ / 0-)
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    benefits to end for millions just because people making $250K a year didn't get a tax increase.

    •  That's a lie, you know (4+ / 0-)
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      Nobody here wanted unemployment benefits to end, that's a flat-out lie.  There would have been a lot of temporary dislocations going over the fiscal cliff, and everybody here wanted poorer and middle-class folks made whole in the new Congress.

      Citizens United defeated by citizens, united.

      by Dallasdoc on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 07:45:49 AM PST

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      •  The benefits would have ended (0+ / 0-)

        and you know it. They could have eventually been reinstated retroactively, but try living without a job or unemployment benefits even for two weeks.

        •  That's not what you said (3+ / 0-)
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          Well a lot of folks here wanted to unemployment benefits to end for millions....
          That's a completely different concept than a temporary interruption.  Nobody wants unemployed people to go without their checks, but if Democrats roll over and give Republicans whatever they want in response to a threat to hold unemployment back, we'll never win anything from them.

          So don't mischaracterize that position, as you did.  It doesn't do your credibility any good.

          Citizens United defeated by citizens, united.

          by Dallasdoc on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 09:49:43 AM PST

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          •  You really don't get it, do you (0+ / 0-)
            That's a completely different concept than a temporary interruption.
            I have sometimes wondered why so many low income voters vote Republican. I think I'm figuring it out. This attitude is every bit as insensitive and uncompassionate to suffering. Why should the unemployed vote D?
        •  Some folks been doing that for several months-- (0+ / 0-)

          even years now.

        •  The Republicans have caved on UI benefits (0+ / 0-)

          7 times.

          It's not a hostage they're willing to shoot.  They keep proving it.

          "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

          by JesseCW on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:31:57 PM PST

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    •  First of all, I consider that wrong too. (0+ / 0-)

      Though I think had that scenario played out, the pain would have been very short, since the GOP would have caved. Still, folks would have suffered. Not something to be taken lightly at all.

      And again.....just to school Christie? If people are gong to suffer, there should be a hell of a better reason than this.

      Degree matters. If you don't think so, ask the guy who's had had a mouse step on his foot....and the guy who's had an elephant step on his foot.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:24:17 PM PST

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