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  •  Negotiate like a Republican. (7+ / 0-)

    Call for the moon, and complain bitterly when you only reach the mountaintop.

    I'm not kidding.  There is a long list of issues where the discussion has been driven so far into fascism, that simple changes like treating investment income the same as earned income, or cutting military spending (including "intelligence") dramatically, or jailing the Wall St. crooks, is immediately viewed as loony.

    If there were a substantial portion of Democratic politicians who would take this approach, maybe it would have an effect.

    For example, Democrats could give in on their (hypothetical) demand that SS taxes be applied to investment income, as long as investments get taxed at the same rate as earned income.  Heck, even allow for an inflation adjustment on long-term gains - using CPI, of course.

    The main point is that Republicans despise anyone who negotiates, and only get crazier when you give in to them.

    I am become Man, the destroyer of worlds

    by tle on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 06:36:47 PM PDT

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