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  •  It's NOT a surrender to give a three month raise.. (2+ / 0-)
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    Addison, Capt Crunch

    They want to line up the ext debt ceiling stand off when they're on better ground is all.  Right around tax time when everybody is pissed off at how much they just realized they paid/had to pay.  

    White House and Dems need a way to say "Hell no!" to the three month raise.  Make the case how the GOP just want to use it for hostage taking later and America and the business world need to but this hostage garbage behind them and show that America isn't a deadbeat nation.  

    All the GOP is offering now is a delay in their hostage taking because Pres Obama has his inauguration address on Monday and then the SOTU on February 15th(or so) and both will be watched by 20M plus and thus is a HUGE bully pulpit.  So they offer this small concession now in hopes the Pres then deletes the mentions about debt ceiling hostage taking and deadbeat nations from his speeches.

    "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

    by Jacoby Jonze on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 09:49:16 AM PST

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