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The GOP—”Many will not listen”

By Jay Elwes  

The US government is in danger of thumping into the sea bed. Unless the deadlock in Congress can be dealt with and a federal budget agreed, the money required to run the country will not be forthcoming. For the first time since 1996, America could wake up tomorrow in a state of government shutdown.

At the core of this stand-off is the Republican inability to reconcile itself to the coming of the Affordable Healthcare Act, or “Obamacare,” as it is unaffectionately known. Having failed to stop the passage of the legislation, the Republican majority in the House of Representatives has…

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