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Liberal groups urge MA delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff
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Posted on 11/11/2012 2:09:53 PM PST by matt04

— On Thursday, a crowd of around 250 people gathered at a public library in the urban neighborhood of Roxbury. They were brought together by unions and community organizing groups. One woman addressed the crowd in Spanish; many talked about their experiences on Medicare or Social Security.

They held signs reading: “The people have spoken. Protect services” and “Raise revenue.”

Congress this week will begin to debate how to address the “fiscal cliff” – the expiration of several tax cuts at the end of the year at the same time as major cuts to domestic and military spending, referred to as “sequestration,” are scheduled to go into effect. Economists warn this could drive the country back into recession. To reach a compromise, Democratic President Barack Obama is demanding that taxes be raised on the wealthy. Republican House Speaker John Boehner is demanding that cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and food stamps be part of the discussion.

Liberal organizing groups in Massachusetts are putting pressure on members of Congress to avoid cutting social services and entitlement programs. But at the same time, the members of Congress will face competing pressures from other local and national groups – to avoid sharp cuts to industries such as defense and health care that are vital to Massachusetts’ economy and to look out for taxpayers’ interests.

“We’re saying hold the 1 to 2 percent accountable, increase their taxes, invest in proper jobs and most importantly don’t cut Social Security,” said Steven Tolman, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, which delivered petitions making that argument to Massachusetts U.S. Sens. John Kerry, a Democrat, and Scott Brown, a Republican.


(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; fiscalcliff; roxbury; seiu
Full title: Liberal groups urge Massachusetts' congressional delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff
1 posted on 11/11/2012 2:10:00 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Raising revenue is their impossible dream.


2 posted on 11/11/2012 2:12:52 PM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: matt04

For all you folks unfamiliar with Boston the “Roxbury” section of the city has an ObamaPhone penetration rate of about 95%....if ya catch my drift.


3 posted on 11/11/2012 2:13:03 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: matt04

The SEIU has spoken, and got(told/paid) 250 to show up at a library. Anyone care to ask these SEIU members how to “create good jobs” or just told them to sit in a chair and hold signs.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 2:15:29 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Within 6 months they will announce a deal on the “fiscal cliff” with great fanfare.

Then the economy will tumble.


5 posted on 11/11/2012 2:17:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: matt04

“Raise revenues?” These people don’t even understand what that entails and are just parroting something the pretender says on TV. It’s so sad.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 2:17:52 PM PST by nonamer
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To: Gay State Conservative

I wonder how many the concerned citizen, er, SEIU member in the middle has?


7 posted on 11/11/2012 2:18:47 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Their signs are too funny! “Protect Services”, “Raise Revenues” and “Create Good Jobs”. You cannot have it all when you refuse to work. I expect the Good Jobs are for others to have in their eyes.

However if they would just take a job then they could serve themselves and the problem would be solved. It’s like my dad used to say “Simplify it Stupid!”


8 posted on 11/11/2012 2:20:44 PM PST by formosa (consider me galt)
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To: matt04
Liberal groups urge MA delegation to avoid slashing social services while working on fiscal cliff

HA!

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha heeeheeheehee....whoo hoo hooo!

*gasp*

Please....yer killin me...

9 posted on 11/11/2012 2:21:55 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: matt04
I wonder how many the concerned citizen, er, SEIU member in the middle has?

I'd say close to zero.The biggest "employers",by far,in Roxbury are Aid To Families With Dependent Children,"SNAP",Section 8 Housing and Medicaid.

10 posted on 11/11/2012 2:23:30 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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11 posted on 11/11/2012 2:26:40 PM PST by tomkat (a million tiny cuts .. add yours daily .. be creative)
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To: matt04

Sorry,misread your post...yes,all three certainly have at least one.I’ll wager that they’re all proud,multi-gernerational,occupants of “The Hammock”.


12 posted on 11/11/2012 2:27:02 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: MulberryDraw

The GOP will cave.

The deal that will be announced will be one that makes the whole thing worse in reality. It will prove to those who pay attention that this country is not interested in fiscal responsibility.

As the media praises Obama for “saving the economy” the real economic collapse will start.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 2:27:39 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: tomkat

I saw a pic of that sign and “coffee and doughnuts” was replaced with ‘condoms’.

Pretty funny.


14 posted on 11/11/2012 2:29:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: matt04

You mean to say that the libs lied when they said Rush is wrong : its not about the makers vs takers?


15 posted on 11/11/2012 2:38:21 PM PST by NoLibZone ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic")
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To: matt04

Please, if you will.....allow me to translate:

“Gimme mine!!! Gimme mine!!! Gimme mine!!! Make yours...mine!!! Gimme mine!!!”

Let ‘em rot in Hell.


16 posted on 11/11/2012 2:49:24 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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"...said Steven Tolman, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO"

Tell ya what, Steve-o....let's start with you. I want all of your shit. ALL of it. Your house. Your belongings. Your bank accounts. Your 401K's. Your investments across the board. Your off-shore accounts. Any real holdings. Coins. Collections. Your freakin' tailored clothes.

I want it ALL, you son of a bitch. Now.........dare to ask me why.

17 posted on 11/11/2012 2:52:33 PM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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“THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN! Raise Revenue.”

If one of these borderlines had made up a homemade sign with this slogan I’d probably laugh. The fact that these people are adults and the thing looks mass-produced kind of makes me sad. God help us.


18 posted on 11/11/2012 3:10:48 PM PST by Hayride
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To: matt04

19 posted on 11/11/2012 3:11:56 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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20 posted on 11/11/2012 3:17:18 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: matt04
Say, is that an Obamaphone in her hand?


21 posted on 11/11/2012 3:18:09 PM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: nonamer

When they say “Raise Revenues” what they REALLY mean is “RAISE TAXES” on the “wealthy” Of course they don’t want their taxes raised.

They are stuck on retarded.


22 posted on 11/11/2012 3:22:51 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox
When they say “Raise Revenues” what they REALLY mean is “RAISE TAXES” on the “wealthy” Of course they don’t want their taxes raised. That's the problem! Raising taxes doesn't result in higher revenue long-term. These people will never understand there are consequences to this simplistic approach to economics.
23 posted on 11/11/2012 3:30:11 PM PST by nonamer
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To: matt04
The people have spoken

Gimmee, gimmee, gimmee!

How disgusting is this?

24 posted on 11/11/2012 5:05:37 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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