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Political standoff: Who won?

October 21, 2013

The latest standoff between liberals and conservatives in Washington has ended, and make no mistake about it: The confrontation may have been labeled as one between Democrats and Republicans — but......

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EarlyBird

Oct-21-13 8:05 AM

This debt idea, is this a debt our government owes somebody? Or is this a debt our citizens owe somebody? It will take quite a few years to get the bloated government healthy and on it's feet if we start now.

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centerfield

Oct-21-13 3:13 PM

You have got to be kidding, aren't you. A group with no chance of overturning the health care program would shut down the government, threaten to discredit the government ratings, and not pay the bills, would cost us $24 billion dollars? I am amazed. Why doesn't the Right wing pay it back. They should.

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Legend

Oct-21-13 9:06 PM

those desiring a more civil discourse won. the right say the ACA was rammed thru congress. Really? they could not vote their will? After a career of budget, alan greenspan said "i was wrong". he said because of greed, private sector economics do not work. if the debt is the big concern, why not try a jobs bill? B. Clinton, for 1 proved how a good economy can solve the deficit spending and debt problem. they won't allow it because they are NOT about working class people. every single hard right policy supports the money of the wealthy. the money (13T) lost in 2008 did not disappear. it moved to the hands of the wealthy; mostly. we are practicing their supply side policies right now with austere spending and we are going deeper in debt. as in 2012, the more we learn of the hard right, the more they lose favor. the majority of voters won.

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locomotive

Oct-23-13 6:27 PM

"...the right say the ACA was rammed thru congress. Really? they could not vote their will?"

They did. Majority Democrats rammed this one through.

In our past, there's been other legislation passed that proved to be unpopular and was reviewed or repealed or redone. Why would Obamacare be any different and not subject to this process?

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