Skip to main content

View Diary: Senate takes up bill to close the online sales tax loophole (131 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Here the latest from CBPP (3+ / 0-)

    Greenstein says he opposes chained CPI in isolation but favors it as a bargaining chip if it has protections for the very old and the very poor. He tries to make it more acceptable by comparing it to worse policies.

    So there we are...back to the lesser of two evils.

    I swear to god...there's nobody inside the beltway bubble who has my best interest in mind.

    I watched the Q&A with Tim DeChristopher last night. He made the point that we've tried only two tactics out of a possible universe of possibilities, those being voting third party and not voting at all and both have been spectacular strategic failures. He thinks we have to come up with new innovations to make our voices heard. Shhhh...don't tell me your ideas. Keep them a secret. His metaphor is millions of people pushing on a wall. Most have no effect, but when someone senses some small movement we can all get behind that spot and push though the wall.

    I guess I can see that. One or two strategies can be easily confounded. Pressure coming from a million directions may be more effective.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:33:56 AM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  and... (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Odysseus, musiccitymollie

      Tim said he subscribed to lots of liberal and progressive magazines while he was in prison, something about having lots of time on his hands. In none of those publications did he find discussion of election strategies and that was in a presidential election cycle.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 09:42:13 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Thanks for the updated link, Just Bob. Actually, (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Just Bob

      the stated policy update is EXACTLY what the Administration's policy is, per Gene Sperling.  C-Span has the video of Sperling and several other Administration officials during a Q&A when the 2013-2014 Budget was recently released.

      Not sure that I agree with DeChristopher's strategy.  But maybe I'd need to hear him first, to fully grasp his message.

      Appears to me that the problem is that their is not enough of a super concentrated effort that IS the problem, if you know what I mean.  With all the disparate special interest groups which comprise the Democratic Party, etc.

      But I don't pretend to know the answer, in regard to how we move this party back to being the party of FDR and LBJ.

      Those were the days!


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


      by musiccitymollie on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 12:46:18 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site