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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

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    But it turns out that Tea Partiers, like most Americans, strongly oppose cutting Medicare and Medicaid.
    Turns out that Tea Partiers, like most Americans, are S*** out of Luck on that. Medicare IS going to be cut because it NEEDS to be cut.
    President Obama this week will lay out a new approach to reducing the nationís soaring debt, proposing reductions in spending on entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid
    Obama’s new approach to deficit reduction to include spending on entitlements - The Washington Post

    Obama lays out plan for cutting Medicare, Medicaid

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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

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    Turns out that Tea Partiers, like most Americans, are S*** out of Luck on that. Medicare IS going to be cut because it NEEDS to be cut.
    Of course, the administration has already identified $500 billion that can be cut from Medicare over 10 years by ending overpayments to private insurers that began in 2003. This is much preferable to turning the whole program over to private insurers with some vouchers that are projected to increase senior's out of pocket cost by $6,000/year, while giving the rich further tax cuts at rates not seen since the 1920's right before the Great Depression!

    The seniors are the only large block of voters the GOP has left after alienating minorities, women and young males. So I honestly do not see how the GOP will be able to pull this over on the middle class.
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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

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    The seniors are the only large block of voters the GOP has left after alienating minorities, women and young males. So I honestly do not see how the GOP will be able to pull this over on the middle class.
    We can't sustain these Obama-sized budgets. The choice is whether to plan for a less expensive alternative, or simply run out of money.

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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

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    We can't sustain these Obama-sized budgets. The choice is whether to plan for a less expensive alternative, or simply run out of money.
    The stimulus spending was needed to prevent a depression in progress. Now that the depression has been averted, of course spending will have to go down and the "temporary tax cuts to the rich" will have to be discontinued. If done together, it will not require penalizing our seniors as the GOP has proposed.
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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

    until kent conrad comes out there aint nothin there but conceit

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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

    today:

    Suffering its worst monthly performance since September 2010, the dollar weakened to a new 2Ĺ-year low Friday as investors turned increasingly pessimistic about the U.S. economy and the policy prescriptions designed to improve it.

    Longstanding worries among market participants about the Federal Reserve's ultra-loose monetary policy have converged with growing concerns about the widening U.S. fiscal imbalance. Both are considered legacies of crisis-era stimulus policy that has kept U.S. interest rates at rock bottom, but sent the federal debt soaring to unsustainable levels.

    As a result, the dollar is hunkered at multiyear lows against most of its major counterparts.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...596573082.html
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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

    They came a lot closer to forcing recall elections on mark Miller then I would have ever expected. Apparently, within just a couple of hundred signatures. Even if they had collected all the necessary signatures, I don't think there would have been a chance in hell he would have been recalled.

    Also, there are accusations, although admittedly biased and not very fleshed out, about union intimidation they faced.

    Recall Mark Miller
    At last tally, we fell short of the 20,352 signatures needed by 268 signatures.

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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

    Damn, is this thread still around? There has been another recall of a Republican, and 3 recalls of Democrats, since I first posted this thread. LOL.
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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

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    Damn, is this thread still around? There has been another recall of a Republican, and 3 recalls of Democrats, since I first posted this thread. LOL.
    Just because some Union losers filed for it doesn't mean it is even going to happen.

    Man....Independant eh?

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    Re: Petition to recall Wisconsin GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to be filed Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just because some Union losers filed for it doesn't mean it is even going to happen.

    Man....Independant eh?

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    Doesn't mean it won't either.

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