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Attorney, Private Practice 2000-present Former Senate Legal Counsel 1994-2000, Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature Chief Consultant, 1985 Northern Marianas Constitutional Convention

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hell, No, You Won't !

House Republican Leader John Boehner, already infamous for his "Hell, No, You Won't!" anti-health care speech, now proposes deep cuts to Social Security to pay for tax benefits for the wealthiest Americans.

Here's what ordinary Americans have to say about Mr. Boehner's latest grand idea:


"Boehner, Pence: Raising Social Security Retirement Age An Option," The Huffington Post, August 10, 2010

"Boehner punts on paying for tax cuts," Politico, August 8, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Direction 2010

MoveOn.org is surveying members on what their strategic priorities should be in this year's congressional elections. I just completed the survey. At the end, they asked for any additional comments we might want to communicate to the MoveOn leadership. Here's what I had to say:
Message is key. The American people need to see how: (1) Democratic policies help common Americans, and (2) the opposition lies. We also need to vividly demonstrate how Republican obstructionism and manipulative emotional negativism have impeded the President's and the party's ability to make life better for ordinary Americans. Finally, we have to effectively counter the pernicious theme that our polices threaten the economy. We need to make an effective case that the President and the party have a formula for sustained economic growth, a foundation for a new economy and successful management of the deficit, a la Clinton.