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GOP Governors Make Peace With ObamaCare

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 23rd, 2013 12:08 am by HL

GOP Governors Make Peace With ObamaCare
Dana Milbank, Wash Post
 “It is not a white flag of surrender,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott said.This was technically true: Scott did not wave a banner of any color when he announced Wednesday that he wants Florida to expand Medicaid, a key piece of Obamacare.But make no mistake: Scott, a tea party Republican and outspoken critic of the law, was laying down arms in defeat. The former hospital executive won his gubernatorial race in 2010 by campaigning against Obamacare, and as governor he fought the law in court.  Even when the Supreme Court ruled against his position last year, he…

Republican Budget Fantasies
Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
One of the new John Boehner sequestration talking points is that Republicans couldn’t possibly accept any new revenue, even the revenue he was publicly offering two months ago, because there are still wasteful government programs. As Boehner wrote yesterday, “no one should be talking about raising taxes when the government is still paying people to play videogames, giving folks free cellphones, and buying $47,000 cigarette-smoking machines.” Republicans today are repeating the cell-phone-video-game-smoking-machine line today. (“As long as wasteful…

The Sunshine State ObamaCare Shakedown

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