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Reich makes eight points, each entitled as below:

ONE: HOLD YOUR GROUND.

TWO: NO DEAL IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL.  

(For more detail on his reasoning on this see this article "The Only Way Left to Beat Republican Fanatics: Call Their Bluff and Go Over the Cliff" http://robertreich.org/...  )

THREE: MAKE REPUBLICANS VOTE ON EXTENDING THE TAX CUTS JUST FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS.

FOUR: DEMAND HIGHER TAX RATES ON WEALTHY, NOT JUST LIMITS ON DEDUCTIONS.

FIVE: DON’T CUT SAFETY NETS.

SIX: DON’T CUT INVESTMENTS IN OUR FUTURE PRODUCTIVITY.

SEVEN: CUT SPENDING ON MILITARY AND CORPORATE WELFARE.

EIGHT: PUT JOBS BEFORE DEFICIT REDUCTION.

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