Let’s Call The Shutdown What It Is: Secession By Another Means

Ned Hamson's Second Line View of the News

Republicans have now lost three successive elections to control the Senate, and they\’ve lost the last two presidential elections. Nonetheless, they fought tooth and nail to kill President Obama\’s health care initiative. They lost that fight, but with the corporate wing of Democrats, they managed to bend it toward private interests.

So, we should be here on this: Obamacare, as it is known, is deeply flawed. Big subsidies to the health insurance industry, a bonanza for lobbyists, no public option and, as the New York Times reported this week, \”Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law\” — largely because states controlled by Republicans refused to expand Medicaid.

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Despite what they say, Obamacare is only one of their targets. Before they will allow the government to reopen, they demand employers be enabled to deny birth control coverage to female employees; they demand Obama cave on the Keystone pipeline…

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