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Shut Down the Government? by poasterchild Shut Down the Government? by poasterchild
Please disseminate widely, thank you! This does not give permission to alter or claim credit for this re-mixed work, for which I retain all copyrights. The original illustration is in the public domain.

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This past week, the House Republicans caved once again to their wing-nut fringe and passed a continuing resolution for funding the Federal government after October 1 that contains a provision denying funds for the implementation of Obamacare, which would provide health insurance to millions of the poor and uninsured and which would make it impossible for the health insurance industry to continue to deny coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions. Some 50 to 129 million (19 to 50 percent of) non-elderly Americans have some type of pre-existing health condition. Up to one in five non-elderly Americans with a pre-existing condition — 25 million individuals — is uninsured. Older Americans between ages 55 and 64 are at particular risk: 48 to 86 percent of people in that age bracket have some type of pre-existing condition. And 15 to 30 percent of people in perfectly good health today are likely to develop a pre-existing condition over the next eight years, severely limiting their choices without the protections of the Affordable Care Act.

It's amazing to me that the Tea Party Caucus, composed of just 49 U.S. Congresspersons, has been able to effectively control the U.S. House of Representatives, which has 435 voting members. They lost 12 members in the 2012 elections, and our job is to defeat as many of these remaining reactionaries as possible next year. You can see a list of the members of the Tea Party Caucus and a map showing the Districts they represent here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_Part…. If you happen to live in one of these Districts, now is the time to get involved and begin to work to defeat these people. If you're a Republican, find a moderate Republican to work for. If you're a Democrat, work for a Democratic challenger. If you think the two-party system sucks, you're probably right, but get over it and get to work.

It's absurd that these cretins exercise as much political clout as they do, but no one is going to change that except you and I. Game on!
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MaxHD2490 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I agree the tea party is nothing but trouble
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backup-character Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
You are freaking awesome T_T I wish more American journalists were as thorough as you
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:blush:  TY.
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AmericanDralion Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not the Government we need to shut down.  It's the power of the corps
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Which corps is that?  Press corps?  Marine corps?  Corporate corps?
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AmericanDralion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The last one.
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RamboRob Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
They're crybabies. Honestly, how many times have they tried repealing Obamacare? And now because they didn't get their way, they're threatening to shut down the government. And the reason the Tea Party have that many people in power goes to show how stupid a LOT of Americans are...
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MadaiTalmai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
WOW, if you're taking money to troll for Obamacare, give it back.  Obamacare has nothing to do with extending medical care to millions of "poor and uninsured" Americans.  They get treated, free of charge, at any ER in America.  It's the law nimrod. Obamacare is about hijacking  medical care for 304 million Americans - liberals, conservatives, tall, short, black, white, Asian  gay, straight, male, female...you name it.  Who wins with Obamacare?  Big Pharma, hospitals, doctors, medical practices, insurance companies - all the people who are, and have been, driving up the cost of medical care for decades.  It's about power pal...pure power.  The shift of power from the individual (the foundation of our Republic) to the government under the banner of altruistic collectivism.  

Now hear this:

1) The pre-existing condition complaint is legitimate.  It's a bargaining chip for the rest of the package.  It could have been corrected with one piece of legislation - if either party had any interest in doing so.  Neither did nor does.  They're beholden to too many masters. 
2) You give the Tea Party far too much credit.  But, then again, you're doing what every good socialist/communist MUST do - create a visible enemy that you can use to stoke partisan anger among the "useful idiots" who blindly follow your rants and raves because no one pays any attention to them.
3) Using Wickipedia to support anything is intellectually lazy and negates the validity of your argument.
4) You don't want to go out with "Game on!" That's a challenge that most Americans will take and will land you in the hallway waiting for treatment under Obamacare.  But if you want to be a martyr, go for it.

Bottom line, if you want to rail about the Tea Party - who BTW are FAR more successful than any of your leftist sewing circles - then, by all means go ahead.  But realize that we know what you're doing and are laughing at you.  

Have a great day comrade.


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