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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:11 AM

The GOP's shutdown sham

From a Los Angeles Times Editorial:

"Republicans are holding the government hostage in their battle against healthcare reform.

House Republicans' irresponsible brinkmanship may finally lead to the government shutdown that some of its members have been coveting since they took control of that chamber in 2011. This time, though, the fight hasn't been a battle over spending on federal agencies. It's been a symbolic one over the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. And it's been a sham.

The inconvenient truth for the GOP is that "defunding Obamacare," as the House tried to do, wouldn't stop most of the major provisions of the healthcare law, some of which have already gone into effect. That's because the new insurance rules, premium subsidies and many other features of the law don't rely on discretionary dollars; they're on fiscal autopilot."

Rest of the editorial here:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-shutdown-government-obamacare-20131001,0,1480890.story
Warning: Link contains a picture of a petulant Eric Cantor. Beware!

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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:24 PM

1. Kick.

I seldom (or never) kick my own articles, but I like this editorial.

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