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  •  funny 'cuz it's true (2+ / 0-)
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    maryabein, DSPS owl

    This is where our politics stands. One side resorts to terrorism, threatening to collapse the American economy to get what it wants.

    The other makes huge concessions to the crazy side and refuses to stand up to those threats because they want to use the threats as leverage on their own supporters to impose an austerity program that they are either too craven or too deluded to admit supporting.

    The sequester is the gift that keeps on giving for the 1%. They can wring tons of things out of it by keeping the sword of Damocles hanging over our heads: the end of the New Deal, just for starters. And maybe after that, they can get the kind of austerity that Herbert Hoover never had the guts to impose.

    "In America, the law is king." --Thomas Paine

    by limpidglass on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 03:14:28 PM PST

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