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Extortion by any other name

Extortion by any other name is still a crime, unless the extortionists are Republicans in Congress. The price the Republicans demanded to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, something President Reagan did 18 times, had nothing to do with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). These extortionists want more. The Affordable Care Act wasn’t ever threatened by the shutdown, and yet the Tea Party Republicans took this country to the brink of disaster, claiming it was the reason.


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