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  •  Thanks Mollie! That took some work. (1+ / 0-)
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    musiccitymollie

    I read the stuff...what a hodgepodge of proposals!  Quite a few good ones, and quite a few bad ones, as you point out.

    Remembering back to the summer of 2011 I can only hope that much of this proposal was never supposed to become law, but rather was the initial push to show the public how reasonable and solution-seeking Obama was in the runup to the election.   There was no way the Repubs would go for this plan, so proposing it forced the Republicans to go on record obstructing plans that Americans liked.  I recall he even padded his proposals with Republican-initiated ideas, so he could say they wouldn't even vote for their own plans.

    I suspect the situation is more fluid than we are aware...a lot of ideas floating around, some real, many planned for political effect, some included to avoid provoking opposition at particular times.

    All we can do is learn & push.  Thanks for helping me learn.  Now we've got to find better ways to push.

    •  You're welcome, hooper. The truth is that I'm an (1+ / 0-)
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      "oddball," who actually likes reading briefs and regulations.

      Guess it's a holdover from my twenty plus years with DOD, in federal civilian service, LOL!

      Mollie

      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

      "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

      by musiccitymollie on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 10:36:55 AM PST

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