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Monday, October 21, 2013

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They're Winning the Fiscal War -

When it comes to policy, it is still the Republicans—that is, the tea party, the GOP's new beating heart—who are still largely setting the agenda. That's not about to change. They lost on Obamacare, true enough, and except for a hard-core sub-minority of the tea-party faction, it's unlikely Republicans will be stupid enough to try to wage that futile fight again. But even with this political setback, the tea partiers have made the sequester and debt-ceiling fights the new normal in Washington, as we will find out again in just a few months when the next deadline is reached.


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I thought a better solution is to let people enter Medicaid for a certain percentage of their yearly income, no mandate. But Obamacare, should it be given a better financial and fiscal basis, was not conceptually repugnant to me. I suppose for the same reasons I vote for Medicaid, I vote for some kind of discount insurance for the middle-income and working-relatively-poor.

So I think that explains the wins and losses of the Tea Party. But everyone distrusts government these days and what you distrust, you defund, right?

The Tea Party rocks!

Posted by: The Objective Historian | Oct 21, 2013 5:59:12 PM

Did you do my graph? Please and post it? I have so little. I wave whatever intellectual rights I have and you can site me as an anonymous commentator if you want. Or just take credit for it. That's even better.

Posted by: The Objective Historian | Oct 21, 2013 6:00:43 PM