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The stuff below is from the Facebook page of US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a strong supporter of the middle class against the legislative and economic attacks of the 1 percent.

“Letting employers decide whether women can get birth control covered on their insurance plans is so important to House Republicans that they are willing to shutter the government and potentially tank the economy over issues like whether women can access birth control coverage. In the year 2013. Not the year 1913—the year 2013. I have a daughter and I have granddaughters. I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women’s access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back. Not ever. Watch my speech tonight on the floor of the Senate here.”

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The lunatic faction of the Republican Party, which is pretty much the entire Republican contingent in Washington D.C., is now in control of shutting down the US government because they don’t like Obamacare. Ok, lots of it is unconstitutional, like charging people a tax for not buying an insurance policy clearly is as unconstitutional as it gets. However, this legislation passed the House and the Senate, and it slid through the corrupt US Supreme Court with votes from its corporate liberals and a corporate conservative. So it’s the law. There’s nothing that Republicans can do about it except hold the nation hostage, which they’ve been doing ever since Obama became president.

Republicans in the house have waged war against the American people by voting down such mundane things as legislation that would’ve created jobs. They’ve waged war against the food stamp program, and, basically, they’ve waged war against any of the feeble things the Obama administration has tried to do for the American people. Republicans have crossed the aisle to support Obama and the Democrats whenever legislation has been passed that will benefit the 1 percent at the expense of the 99 percent.

Shutting down the government because they lost is a lot like losing a football game 91 to 0. The side that lost is demanding that they be given 91 extra points in order to barter away an Obama victory in the field of health care. So they want to negotiate a series of things that they can’t possibly win in a normal legislative way. It’s a bluff they’re willing to play because it plays well to the voters, who are really victims, in their districts.

The Republicans are crybabies, whiners, and toadies of the corporate 1 percent losers. And like all bad sports, they’re holding the game hostage unless they get their way.

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