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  •  Liberals are screwed in any case... (2+ / 0-)
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    Jeffersonian Democrat, 3goldens

    since the President wants a damn grand bargain that we want no part of.  That's the real problem.  The sequester is just another way of getting us there.

    Now, if the President could give up his grand dream of gutting the New Deal, we could be working/spinning the sequester in ways more favorable to our own goals:

    1) Promote the defense cuts as an appropriate and long overdue response to the draw down of the unpaid wars in Iraq & Afghanistan.
    2) Promote health & work programs for veterans to grow support with armed forces voters and appeal to conservative patriotism.
    3) Work harder to offset cuts to social services by better publicizing/utilizing alternative/equivalent programs where possible.
    4) Make more appropriate cuts in other areas and shift the funds where most needed.  Make the case and throw a public fit if Republicans don't go along.
    5) For God's sake, hit back hard against all the misinformed bs about "entitlement" programs.  SS is not bankrupt.

    Feel free to add to the list, but don't forget the real problem mentioned above.

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