On politics, media, importance of thinking for oneself & related topics

A huge, sprawling set of Twitter conversations triggered by a New York Times story about a possible deal on taxes & spending cuts as part of debt ceiling negotiations in DC.
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#BobbysDaughter @Mama4Obama1
Oh Lord here we go again. There are changes that can be made to both Medicare and Social Security that do NOT involve cutting benefits.
#BobbysDaughter @Mama4Obama1
Calm down people.Though I know it's hard with the breathlessness of our media.
Laura @muhajabah
@Pnthrgrlgail everybody needs to take a deep breath, NOT freak out at every passing rumor in the media, and wait til they hear from POTUS
#BobbysDaughter @Mama4Obama1
@symmetry11 @muhajabah Exactly we do and the President has said that and with all the waste that goes on we need to.Our media is useless.
Laura @muhajabah
@symmetry11 @Pnthrgrlgail Yep. Also, the last two times POTUS negotiated, he won great deals. Ppl need to show some trust.
symmetry11 @symmetry11
@muhajabah @Pnthrgrlgail The deals are usually never as bad as the media makes it out to be.
Laura @muhajabah
MT @LauraKMM: Do ppl not understand that cuts POTUS wants to make to medicare/caid & SSec is waste, fraud & abuse? GOP = cuts to service
vcthree @vcthree
.@LauraKMM I don't think that people misunderstand at all. They just don't hear, and are being mislead by grip peddlers.
Laura @muhajabah
If the debt ceiling deal involves cuts to Medicare waste NOT to benefits, this would be a HUGE win for Dems. GOP wants to cut BENEFITS.
Sabrina @Charmed86
@Pnthrgrlgail @muhajabah @symmetry11 I see the media got their high by punking the left AGAIN, I swear it's amazing to watch
#BobbysDaughter @Mama4Obama1
@Charmed86 @muhajabah @symmetry11 These people are so easily manipulated and breathless about everything, I cant do anything but SMH.
Laura @muhajabah
#HCR achieves savings in Medicare by cutting waste. GOP demagogued it as "cutting Grandma's Medicare". Why are #p2 taking that position now?
Laura @muhajabah
The best thing you can do for yourself is to take a deep breath, ignore random rumors & anonymous leaks & wait until deal is announced.
aliceinthewater @aliceinthewater
@muhajabah But... but... the outrage machine! The clicks! PEOPLE NEED TO MAKE MONEY.
Laura @muhajabah
If you haven't learned by now that rumors & leaks are almost always wrong, I don't know what to say. Attention spam of only a few days?
Laura @muhajabah
@aliceinthewater LOL! Yeah, I think sometimes "hours" would be pushing it.
#BobbysDaughter @Mama4Obama1
@muhajabah It is the politically expedient thing for them to justify their asinine reactions to everything the President does.
Laura @muhajabah
@Only4RM when online libs go into mass freakout mode, which seems to be happening right now because of rumors & leaks, it is usually wrong
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@muhajabah Don't know about folks reaction but the reporting seems of the type that is usually "leaked" on purpose. No energy to panic.
Laura @muhajabah
@Only4RM Well, we'll see. "On purpose" leaks can sometimes be part of a negotiating strategy. Best to wait for official announcement.
Ron @Ronc99
Obama is NOT betraying us. Get a grip, people! You're being *tools* of Wall St media by reacting 2 something that's NOT going to happen #P2
#BobbysDaughter @Mama4Obama1
@Charmed86 @symmetry11 @muhajabah What's so bad about it, is these are the same people that love putting hashtag #mediafail .
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