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  •  Because what chained-CPI (i'll not use the new (2+ / 0-)
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    joanneleon, eaglecries

    propaganda relabeling of "superlative") means to me is that right now I make it to the end of the month barely able to eat the last three days. And that means, while inflation keeps rising for my necessities, if my SS doesn't rise as much, I'll be looking at four or five or six days next year.

    Which bothers me. Then, multiply me by a few tens of millions of voters in a similar position, and every one of them is going to despise the Party which keeps putting forward the idea of literally hurting them in their daily lives.

    Where's your confusion. "Vote for me 'cause I'll fuck you over" is going to hurt Democratic elections. How is that mysterious?

    Take the Sequester. A "kabuki" which the Republicans would never swallow. But they did. Today, my Federally employed daughter is coming up short 10% of her income. Same for her husband. She voted for Obama in 2008, and 2012. Now she .... well, I save you from the actual words she attaches to him now, but they are not lady-like, you can be sure.

    In the real world Obama is saying: "Hey I'll fuck over the average person if you'll agree to very very mildly slightly inconveniencing the filthy rich who are exporting our jobs and wrecking our economy." The bolded part is what Republicans get to advertise, whether they go for the deal or not. Which increases Republican power in the next election.

    See? Not tricky. Experience. Common sense. Screaming bloody obvious, actually. So now you have at least more answers than you did.


    If Republicans said every 3rd person named "Smith" should hang, we'd bargain them to every 7th. Then we'll see apologia written praising this most pragmatic compromise. There's our losing formula.

    by Jim P on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 02:52:22 PM PDT

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    •  Thank you for ignoring BO's new Orwellian wording (1+ / 0-)
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      Bad news when they have to change terminology mid-fight. Means they losing badly on Chained CPI -- too many people understand what that means.

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