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Today's episode in your tax dollars at work. If +Elizabeth Warren posted to G+, her followers would see a post, of which this is an except. For those who are still counting, the Republican House has now voted 54 times to repeal Obamacare. This in instead of actually doing their job.

Earlier this week, Speaker John Boehner announced the formation of a new select committee to investigate Benghazi led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.


As a Senator, I take oversight seriously because it is powerfully important. But Trey Gowdy gives oversight a bad name. The House GOP is on a waste-of-time-and-resources witch hunt and fundraising sideshow, shamefully grasping for any straw to make President Obama, former Secretary Clinton, or Secretary Kerry look bad. This stunt does a disservice to those who serve our country abroad, and it distracts us from issues we should be taking up on behalf of the American people.

With millions of people still out of work and millions more working full time yet still living below the poverty line, with students drowning in debt, with roads and bridges crumbling, is this really what the House Republicans are choosing to spend their time on? Even for guys who have so few solutions to offer that they have voted 54 times to repeal Obamacare, this is a new low.

House Republicans are doing whatever they can to distract the American people from what's really going on in Washington – a rigged system that works great for those who have armies of lobbyists and lawyers but that leaves everyone else behind. A system in which Republicans protect tax breaks for billionaires while they block increases in the minimum wage for millions of people who work full time and live in poverty. A system in which Republicans give away billions of dollars in subsidies to Big Oil while making billions in profits off of our kids' student loans.

It's wrong, and it's shameful.

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One of the GOP's core competencies is projection.
If President Obama really wanted to spread Sharia law in the U.S., he'd be a Republican!

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Yurpeans will note how light purple is close to the -40 degree convergence point of Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Too bad the map ends at Canada .. Americans should get a look at how unseasonably warm the North Pole is.

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This rare .. incredibly rare .. example of mainstream media challenging GOP talking points is encouraging. Although it's still very chilling when you realize that this jackass is 2nd in line to the US Presidency.

Under Boehner's rule, the US House voted 44 times to repeal the ACA and has used Debt Ceiling economic blackmail every year... instead of actually doing their jobs.

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Well put. of the reasons some Americans feel they’re being taxed to death is that if you add up our taxes, which are low compared to other modern countries, and then you add in private expenditures for things the tax system pays for in other countries — a lot of our health care costs, higher education costs, admissions and fees and tickets and licenses for a lot of things — lo and behold, we end up being a relatively high-tax country. But it depends on how you analyze the data.

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It’s worth remembering that in the early nineteen-sixties, when another health-care bill was under debate, the rhetoric of the Republicans who opposed it was just as over the top. We didn’t get socialism, as those opponents warned; we got Medicare, which turned out to be a very popular, mostly high-functioning program that saves elderly people from going bankrupt when they get sick. In the end, as the President says, that is the kind of outcome that the extremist Republicans running this budget battle fear the most: that Obamacare will work, and the Democrats will get credit for it.
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