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Tony Auth
© Tony Auth

You heard it here first, folks. The Republicans will never kill Obamacare. In fact, if they were even the least bit serious about getting rid of it, they would have proposed and promoted some kind of alternative. But they have not, because they realize that there is no point. The only point they still care about is scoring cheap political points with their rabid anti-Obama base (and getting campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharma industries). Their calls to repeal Obamacare are now nothing more than a hypocritical, cynical sham.



  1. PATRIOTSGT wrote:

    I have to say I agree with you completely IK. There is no argument I could make to the contrary. That party has some good people with some good ideas, but unfortunately they’ll never have a chance to bring them to the table. They need a shake up and wake up.

    Meanwhile, why has the debt not risen since May 31 according to the treasury dept, but we ran a deficit during that time and they are calling for the debt ceiling to be increased. see the #’s from treasury here.

    According to the CBO we ran a 146 billion deficit in August alone, but the debt marker never moved. Is there some wacky accounting going on?

    Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    The excellent treasury direct site shows deficit spending by day. Of course, some days we spend more money than other days, and some days we take in more money than other days. So a daily number isn’t all that helpful in seeing the general trend — you need to average over time (at least quarters, and probably full years).

    But we know the trend. The deficit is 35% smaller this year than last year, which puts us on track to have the smallest deficit in 5 years.

    Other than the fact that the deficit in August was 147.9 billion (not 146), I can’t disagree with you either. I still think there are good republicans out there. I still like Jon Huntsman, and it is sad that there is a better chance of someone like me supporting him than there is of the typical Republican party activist today supporting him.

    Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink