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I'm sure there are things the Dems don't like. Such is the nature of a bipartisan agreement, which this was when originally passed (and signed). Is the "doc fix" that thing that is supposed to cut fees to docs in Medicare? I heard about that on's a disaster and needs to be stopped (if we're talking about the same thing).

But he should be able to continue pounding on this and make it the fault of the "party of NO". Bone-head and co are already trying to spin it, but I don't think anyone is buying it yet. The analysts on NPR sure weren't.

This is bitter medicine, but we need to do it anyway. The tax hikes are trivial, IMO. We were paying those taxes 15 years ago without any problem. It's another invented crisis, IMO. The spending cuts are more worrying, but they can (and undoubtedly will) tweak those later anyway. Alas, probably not the way I'd prefer. But they will.

As for filibuster, aren't they changing the rules this session? I thought I heard that on day 1 they could (and would) change the rule on that (so at least someone has to be talking...a threat isn't enough, someone has to take and keep the floor).

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