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    That's just silly. I know Al.  Franken voted FOR extending tax cuts for the rich.  He also supported the war in Iraq.  While he isn't as much if a DINO as Klobuchar, he is no Paul Wellstone.  

    What I will say is Franken's wife was able to go to college because of social security and he truly believes in the program.  But when the rubber meets the road?  He needs pressure to keep it up.  Because he worries about being perceived as too liberal.  

    Bad things aren't bad! And anyway, there's mitigation!

    by Nada Lemming on Fri May 10, 2013 at 08:54:23 PM PDT

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    •  You're right that we need to keep pressure on Al. (5+ / 0-)

      Remember folks, he barely eked out a win, if my memory serves me well.  

      He appears to keep a very 'low' profile in D.C.  Partly due to this, I imagine.

      As I mentioned above, I supported his run with campaign contributions.  I don't doubt his sincerity at all.  He told the story of his wife Frannie's Dad dying young (if I recall it correctly), repeatedly on his radio show.  And how Social Security helped her family.

      But, since the Administration WANTS a Grand Bargain, there are probably pressures to go along with it.

      So, let's 'encourage' Al to resist the temptation to support the Chained CPI, etc.  ;-)

      Mollie

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


      hiddennplainsight

      by musiccitymollie on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:43:01 PM PDT

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        This is a good time to send him a letter telling him this is good policy and politics and why.  Otherwise Austerity Amy can and will influence him.  I don't think he is bought, he was already rich.  His reelection will be on his mind.  

        Bad things aren't bad! And anyway, there's mitigation!

        by Nada Lemming on Fri May 10, 2013 at 10:00:18 PM PDT

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