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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The latest Republican chicanery on defunding health care

Posted By on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 9:34 AM

Talking Points Memo reports the latest House Republican funny business (none dare call it governance) on funding the Affordable Care Act.

They'll vote a budget resolution that strips Obamacare funding, but puts it as a separate voting item. The Senate doesn't accept the stripping measure and approves continuing funding. House Republicans get a roll call vote to wave around with none of the pain of following through on principle and forcing a shutdown rather than accept Obamacare.

If Tommygun Tom Cotton really is so principled, surely he wouldn't accept such a sham as this?

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