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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Today, GOP Budget Chairman Paul Ryan drew a hard line at the first House-Senate Budget Conference meeting essentially taking revenue off the table.  From BusinessWeek: Democrats and Republicans clashed over reducing the U.S. debt by raising revenue as the first … Continue reading

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The Republican Government Shutdown may be over but the 16-day, Tea Party-fueled debacle and GOP history of lurching from manufactured crisis to manufactured crisis is having a lasting impact on American consumers and the business community. USA Today – Survey: … Continue reading

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Already the Affordable Care Act is benefiting millions of Americans and their families – with consumer rebates from insurance companies, ensuring children with preexisting conditions are no longer denied coverage, free comprehensive women’s preventive services, well baby visits, closing the … Continue reading

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Fresh off the GOP’s $24 billion dollar, 16-day government shutdown, House Republicans are falling all over themselves declaring the Affordable Care Act’s individual Marketplaces rollout a “debacle,” “wet blanket,” and “disaster.”  But the GOP was less incensed by the flawed, … Continue reading

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Marine Times: Doctors going without pay from Tricare Tricare beneficiaries who see civilian doctors aren’t seeing any effects from the government shutdown yet, but the contractors and doctors who care for them aren’t getting paid. The Defense Health Agency notified … Continue reading

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MEMORANDUM   To: Speaker Boehner, House GOP Leaders, Tea Party Republicans Fr:  Democratic Leader’s Press Office Dt: October 10, 2013 Re: New NBC/WSJ Poll                  Trust us when we say you’re going to want to sit down. A new NBC/WSJ … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner and House Republicans, are you listening yet? Huffington Post: Congress Approval Rating Drops To Dismal 5 Percent In Poll The Associated Press-GfK survey found that just 5 percent of the public approves of the job being done by … Continue reading

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GOP Has Held to Strategy Despite Polls Showing Large Majority of  Americans Oppose Shutting Down the Government Over Affordable Care Act Over the last three weeks, the House GOP Leadership has continued to cling to and defend their strategy to … Continue reading

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A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows just how the American people are responding to the Republican Government Shutdown: Disapproval of congressional Republicans’ budget wrangling after a weeklong shutdown has shot up to 70 percent, with 51 percent disapproving “strongly,” … Continue reading

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Speaker Boehner admitted this weekend that the road that brought us the Republican Government Shutdown will lead our nation to default and still he is threatening to hold the full faith and credit of the United States hostage to the … Continue reading

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