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  •  I will ask you the same question, how many more (1+ / 0-)
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    seniors per year are you willing to see starve or freeze to death due to Social Security cuts?  Give me a number.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:22:29 PM PDT

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    •  but that's the whole point of negoations (1+ / 0-)
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      to ask what will you give me if I give you this?

      Honestly my starting point would be something like a 0.03% transaction tax, removing the 100k (or there about limit) on SS taxes and a general tax increase on the top 20%. I'm not sure what the GOP would want maybe a 'raise' of retirement age to 67? That to me wouldn't be as a big a deal given that's it already happening as we speak.

      But really your question is impossible to answer and more over it's an emotionally laden trap that indicates you don't understand how negotiation works.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:47:57 PM PDT

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        I'm not sure you understand how politics works.

        Sometimes you offer the deal they won't take that sounds wonderful to the general public and you advertise the hell out of the fact they rejected the deal to punish them at the polls at the next election.

        Oh, you're against helping seniors? And for those on Wall Street who ruined my 401K?  Good to know. Off to vote now.

        "Don't be defeatist, dear. It's very middle class." - Violet Crawley

        by nightsweat on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 11:54:37 AM PDT

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