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  •  by all means Congress should cut food stamps... (2+ / 0-)
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    dinotrac, Patango

    by a modest amount for the top end of those qualifying --but only if it defers the cuts for at least a year after it has enacted (1) a minimum wage increase (2) a restoration of the payroll tax holiday and (3) legislation giving Medicaid and Medicare the ability to negotiate drug prices.

    I know, distributionally there will be some people who will suffer from the food stamp cuts without benefitting (enough) from (1), (2) and/or (3).  But I would expect there would be many more who would experience a net benefit from one or more of the above.

    I know...I'm living in a fool's paradise -- one where Congress (by which I mean mostly the House Republicans, but sadly, must also include more than one fellow traveler with a "D" in his or her credentials) has both the God-given compassion and sufficient firing neurons to perceive and do the right thing.  

    All we can do is keep on keepin' on -- and someday we WILL overcome.  And dinotrac -- most of your comment is spot on, but most of all your tag.  The bosses...they do so hate our spunk!    

    When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "the People's Stick." ~ Mikhail Bakunin

    by Sick Semper on Mon Jun 10, 2013 at 06:06:33 PM PDT

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