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If social security spending were twice or

triple what it is, should Senators vote against it? There's no good answer to that. Obviously, there's got to be some limit where if negotiations on reform fail, Senators just say no to it all, but, such a stance could ruin all future chances of getting reform in the future. Much of the public would look at that as one Semator refusing to play ball unless all other 99 Senators let him write the bills and set the amount of spending. This bill is a step in the right direction. It repeals the indefinite detention of Americans and scales back our involvement in Afghanistan. The fact is it isn't double or triple what it is.

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