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Holding America hostage

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 9:25 a.m. CDT

From Janna Tull Steed


The Affordable Health Care Act is the law of the land, introduced by a president twice elected by a substantial majority of voters, approved by Congress after a great deal of compromise, declared constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, and surviving every effort to emasculate it.

For an oligarch of Obama-hating Republicans to hold the federal government hostage in order to derail “Obamacare” is one of the most scurrilous and scandalous anti-democratic acts in U.S. history – and that’s saying a lot.

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