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Weapons of mass financial destruction
BRIDGETOWN—There will be a lot of rubbish in Washington over the next few days. And that rubbish is not only the garbage that is steadily piling up in the nation’s capital because of the US government’s shut down. It is also the quality of the Republican Party’s argument for refusing to pass a budget that would allow the federal government to provide goods and services to the public.
While the Republicans have obstructed Budgets before—notably in late 1995 and early 1996 when Bill Clinton was president—there is more than a little racism toward this first non-white American president by the right wing Tea Party element even though they have not dared to say so.
The Republican intent in refusing to adopt the government’s budget is to sabotage the Affordable Care Act—President Obama’s health programme that would give coverage to all—that has been labelled “Obamacare.” Incidentally, there have already been over 30 attempts to stop it.
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