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Subject:  Re: Dems: No entitlement reforms Date:  11/18/2012  7:19 AM
Author:  FoolinGrapeApe Number:  1837986 of 2207364

What's not to get? It's a political game of chicken. They figure the Republicans aren't going to do what you suggest. And it's probably a good bet. I don't see the GOP putting tax increases on the table anytime soon. Do you?

There's been a softening on that stance. I'd be fine with them doing so as long as entitlements are part of the deal. The fact that they don't think the GOP will do so gives the GOP an easy way to turn the tables, but it sounds like there's not enough support yet. They want to mask it by removing deductions. Given the outside pressure they'll all be receiving, it's hard to image something not getting done.

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