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Name: Mara Alis Butler
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Transgender (MTF) Social Worker/Case Manager working for State of Indiana. Huge Sci-Fi/Anime Geek and music lover. Hopeless \"political junkie\" and aspiring writer.

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Hey, does the corporate media/John Boehner/Mitch McConnell, et. al forget

that the Senate already passed a (middle-class) tax cut plan? Why hasn't the House GOP held a vote on THAT? Hope SOMEBODY remembers to point this out if Boehner gets his "Plan B" passed in the House and then dares to accuse the Democrats in the Senate of inaction.

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 20, 2012, 01:15 PM (0 replies)

The Democrats in the Senate already passed a middle-income tax cut

Boehner COULD call on his fellow House Republicans to pass THAT!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 20, 2012, 12:55 PM (0 replies)

That's what I was wondering

He canceled his staffer's credit cards the second he made his concession speech.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 20, 2012, 10:32 AM (1 replies)

+/-$50 difference?

Am I reading this correctly?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:52 AM (0 replies)

If the sequestration defense cuts are likely to have "dire consequences" for our military

than why in heaven's name did the Republicans agree to hold themselves accountable by passing the BCA- and then making damned sure that the "Super Committee" didn't come up with a better plan by continuing to be intransigent over a balanced approach?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:56 AM (2 replies)

Hopefully the House GOP will pass increased funding for security

this time.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:53 AM (1 replies)

The Republicans have an awesome racket going for themselves

They play games with legislative rules, distort, obstruct, lie, and make it impossible for any real progress to occur and then everybody turns around.................and blames President Obama instead of blaming the people whom are actually responsible for gumming up the works. Well, I guess it has worked wonders for them in terms of getting us to fight among ourselves instead of them since 2009 (and apparently it still works since a lot of us are jumping on President Obama for Susan Rice's withdrawal for consideration as SOS instead of McCain, Graham, et. al), so why stop now, right? Can't we stop being our own worst enemy for five seconds and start fighting Republicans instead?

Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Fri Dec 14, 2012, 05:01 PM (1 replies)

Especially since it's not even technically a cliff

but rather a slope. There's nothing that can happen that can't be corrected in fairly short order once the next Congress gets seated. Though, one has to wonder why Congress set up things to happen like this if they knew it was going to create a disaster. My only theory is that Republicans figured that they wouldn't have to go through with it because they were going to sweep the House, Senate, and WH and be able to extend the Bush Tax Cuts (or make them "permanent" and renege on the sequestration at the first of the year. Things did not go as planned for them. How's that "we got 98% of what we wanted" looking right now, Mr. Boehner?
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:24 AM (1 replies)

+1 Well said!

We just won a huge victory on 11/06/12 and now DU seems to be reverting back to dividing itself and each other over ideology and who is the most "pure" Democrat out here and back to trashing the Democratic Party in general for it's increasingly "right-wing lurch", which seems like a weird statement IMHO considering that within the past 4 years, the Democratic Party and it's party's leader has finally "evolved" on gay marriage and now supports FULL marriage equality and is even refusing to continue supporting DOMA in the courts, Democrats eliminated the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the armed forces, Democrats are broadly favor of taxing the wealthy while ensuring lower income taxes for middle- and lower-class folks, and they pushed for and set us on the road to comprehensive health care reform in this country. Perfect on every front? No. But what party is? I don't agree with everything President Obama has done and the Democratic Party has its share of douchebags too but I'd still want them (Democrats) being the ones writing and enforcing the laws and nominating the judges, etc. any day of the week over the Republicans, which is why I'll pretty much vote for any candidate for public office with a "D" beside their name. I don't know how prevalent it is here on DU or elsewhere but I don't like to hear people bash fellow Democrats from the left anymore than I like to hear people bash fellow Democrats from the right. We're all supposed to be in it together against the Mad Republican Tea Party. Let's not lose sight of that.
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:17 AM (0 replies)

THEY went wrong

It shouldn't be any great mystery. Their policies suck and have nothing to offer the vast majority of people in this country. They should have plenty of money to buy themselves a clue!
Posted by Proud Liberal Dem | Tue Dec 11, 2012, 09:52 AM (1 replies)
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