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I'm always bothered by these Big Showdowns between the so-called left and right in Congress. We only see that the repubs are against it so the left must be for it. Forget an actual debate over what we can expect the package to contain. "Hello, China? Can I have some more money? I misspent the last pile..."

I agree. It's a trap we have to find a way out of. The frustrating part is that the answer is so simple: ignore the idiot Right. Treat them like obstreperous children who need to stay out of the way while the adults discuss real solutions to real problems. But the conservative-led Democrat party is stuck in the 80's thinking Reagan is too big for them to buck and they have to placate the GOP. Be nice if we had leaders who weren't fighting the war before last.

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