Thursday, October 17, 2013

Republicans release hostage and get nothing

The whole government shutdown started with defunding Obamacare. And what did the Republicans get? Nothing. Folks, this is no way to govern. You see House Republicans want to repeal Obamacare aka the Affordable Care Act. But they can't get the Senate and President to go along. So, the law is challenged. The United States Supreme Court has ruled it to be constitutional. It's the law of the land. Last tactic for the Republicans is to hold the U.S. government hostage by refusing to pass a budget. Republican speaker House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh) refused to allow a vote. Finally on the brink of defaulting on our debts, Boehner allowed a vote on the Senate budget. It passes. How much did this cost the economy? According to Standards and Poors, about twenty four billion dollars.

Did the Republicans get anything from this? Nope. Last night on The Rachel Maddow Show, host Maddow went over all the Republican demands. And they got nothing. I'll say this over and over again. If you want to change a law, create law or implement policy, do it legally. Don't hold the country hostage. It's time for all voters to kick out he right-wing Republicans out of Congress. Here's a chart that Rachel had on her show demonstrating how bad he Republicans lost in getting their demands. And below is her video piece.

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