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Both Sides Don’t Want Feb. Shutdown Repeat, But Alternative Remains Elusive

October 21, 2013

WASHINGTON — Leaders from both parties insist a sequel to the government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still elusiv....

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Oct-21-13 6:48 AM

Dementia-related paranoia isn’t pretty. Maybe instead of encouraging Reich’s ravings you compassionate Demorats could find a nice assisted living facility for him?

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Oct-21-13 6:20 AM

" If it ain't broke don't fix it" We all have heard this before. Well, our US Govt. is broken. And if it keeps going in the same direction it will be broke. " Bankrupt" solution. Cut back on spending. No one, nor any country in the history of the world has spent their way out of debt to keep from going bankrupt.

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Oct-21-13 1:41 AM

Suppose a relatively small group financed by a handful of billionaires (1) takes over state governments in order to redistrict, gerrymander, require voter IDs, purge voter rolls, and otherwise suppress the votes of the majority; (2) secretly bankrolls candidates for these safe seats who pledge to shrink and dismember the government; (3) then, once these candidates are elected, has them shut down the government in order to repeal or amend laws the plotters dislike; (4) then forces the nation to default on its debts and thereby throws the economy into a tailspin in order to get their way; and (5) runs a vast PR campaign to convince the American public of big lies about laws the plotters dislike or policies they seek. Would you call this an attempted coup d’etat? If not, what would you call it? And what would you do about it? - Robert Reich

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