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  •  So? (0+ / 0-)
    Unless there is some cut, Boehner will not allow a vote--he can't because he'd have no job. He has zero interest in the nation or Ohio, only in his sorry $%^&*.
    So we cave, and let him sucker us into unnecessary cuts because..Boehner?

    I say we tell him, here's his offer -  we catch up on the debt by raising taxes.  If he doesn't like it he can sit and spin.

    What the hell is he going to do?  Propose some crap that will never get through the senate or be signed by the president?

    Fuck them.  They're not getting MY SS, and I'll be damned if I'll let them try to balance their stupid budget on the backs of the elderly, the veterans, and the poor.

    You can try to justify whatever you want.  You know what's happening.  Either you stand up for what's right, or you roll over and pee all over yourself like a demented Pomeranian.    Your choice.

    •  And when Boehner shuts down the government (0+ / 0-)

      not on principle, but because he wants to keep his corner office...because I don't think he has an ethical bone in his body...how does that help? I have a son who can't make his bills but will get a couple of furlough days this month, and he isn't really "needy" the way the folks down the road are...

      We aren't on opposite sides, just juggling idealism vs pragmatism.

      Ultimately, I think that nothing will pass. The whole thing will be band-aided. And (I hope and pray) the stink of what the GOP is doing will cause them to lose the House in 14. Then a real plan will be passed that closes loopholes, negotiates drug prices, raises the "cap" on income on which ss is paid, brings (now legal) new immigrants into the system to change our demographics, and solves the problem for generations.

      We aren't really disagreeing. You are just more idealistic than I am. It may be an age gap. We want the same thing.

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