President Barak Obama’s Economic Stimulus

On 9/6/10, the nation celebrated ‘’Labor Day Weekend ‘’ recognizing the work of all citizens who made our country great. President Barak Obama's Economic Stimulus package was revealed by Obama to a labor unions sponsored event and the American people in Milwaukee on national television.

The President put forth a $50 billion infrastructure plan to build or repair 150,000 miles of road, 4,000 miles of railways and 150 miles of airport runways, as well as to support a modernization of the air traffic-control system. The $50 billion is on top of the $62 billion in the original stimulus package of $812 billion.

The shovel ready jobs that President Obama proclaimed apparently was incorrect. President Obama said that the $50 billion would not add to the deficit in time.President Barak Obama also planned to call for the creation of an infra-structure bank that would leverage funding for projects ( another proposed increase of the size of government).

The Whitehouse hopes to cover the costs by closing a series of tax breaks for oil and gas companies. The Democrat controlled Congress and President Barak Obama’s ways of weaning the country off the need for foreign oil. Let’s not forget the federal government’s second moratorium imposed on offshore drilling at a cost of losing a 100,000 jobs.

President Obama went on as in previous campaign mode praising the labor unions for their contributions to the country. The President seemed to forget or acknowledge other workers who are not in unions, the private sector workers, for their contribution to the labor movement.Obama proclaimed that he, Barak Obama is ‘’ Building the economy on a New Foundation’.

The government took over the Student Loan program, buried in the healthcare bill, from the banking industry, passed the Health Insurance plans Reform legislation, closed corporate loopholes for oversees business, gave 95% of working Americans a tax cut , bailed out the auto industry, Fannie and Freddie, and the Wallstreet financial sector.

The government under the Obama administration and the Democrat super majority controlled Congress, 2009 and 2010, now controls 60% of the American economy. The major failure of the present administration is that the country has close to 10% unemployment and that the economy has not recovered, cost to the taxpayers of $1 trillion, from the start of the recession in Dec 2007.The recession officially ended in June of 2009.

President Barak Obama, in campaign mode, pledged to strengthen social security, work to provide the ‘’America dream’ for the middle class and to defend his policies to bring about change to our government. President Barack Obama went on in his speech to ridicule the minority party (Republican)for being the party of NO to everything that the Democrats have proposed in the Senate and the House ( Congress).

The labor day celebration was an inappropriate time for our President to act in an unpresidential manner to ridicule, mock and to denigrate Members of Congress and our Government.President Obama, the campaigning Commander in Chief's actions were beneath the DIGNITY of the Office of the President of the United States.

President Barak Obama also told the audience that the Republicans were attempting to make political points by not voting on the new legislation . It appears that Barak Obama’s actions are disingenuous when complaining about the previous administration .The President stating that the Republicans are holding up legislation seems ridiculous since the super Democrat majority controlled Congress have always had a sufficient amount of votes to pass legislation without a Republican vote.

A recent poll of President Obama’s proposed spending bill showed that 70% are not in favor of any additional spending. The budget for 2011 has not been presented for the fiscal year starting Oct 1, it is rumored to project another $I + billion deficit.

The deficit in 2009 was $1.4 Trillion and $1.3 Trillion in 2010. The United States Government has grown 20% since President Barak Obama and the super majority Democrat Congress took office and control 100% of the government. The $787 billion Stimulus Bill is now $821 billion. As of today some $132 billion has not been spent and unemployment is approaching 10%again.

The record of the Obama administration under the control of a Democrat Congress speaks for itself. The arrogance , incompetence and inexperience of government’s actions in taking control of private sector industries should be recognized. ‘’We won and will will do what ever we want to do ‘’ was a remark made by some Democrats and the President just after the election.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

I have never seen a President look less presidential than when he gave that Labot Day campaign speech.


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

Look at the numbers. The government controls over 60% of the economy and the economy is still failing. No wonder the economy is failing and corporations are jumping ship.

Keep on hubbing!


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

Hubbers

Thank you for your reply

In Ohio on 9/8/10, President Barak Obama on his campaign tour for Democrats running in the coming election and his policies spoke of his plans to stimulate the economy.

President Obama just don't get what the American people are telling him and Congress. A recent poll showed that 60% of the people are against anymore spending by the Barak administration and the Democrat Congress. President Obama accusing the Republicans and minority leader Boehner of offering nothing to help the economy is another false statement made by President Obama.

The Stimulus funds available are $300+billion, so why is the president asking for more money to do the same work that is budgeted in the stimulus bill?


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Harvey Stelman 6 years ago from Illinois

Jon, Progressives are all the same. There is only a stimulus for whom he chooses. Eventually they will suffer too, if the people makes changes.H


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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Barack Obama is full of hot air. A lot of hype and not a lot of substance, and unfortunately, it's costly as ever.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

Hubbers

It was reported today 10/4/10 that the Los Angeles Times did an expose of the California welfare program. The LA Times discovered that $69 million of welfare money was spent out of the state. Hotels in Hawaii and other places including some cruise lines apparently for vacations and other expenditures. The LA Times has questioned the officials of the welfare program in their investigation. Stay tuned for another story on government waste of taxpayer money. The question is ‘’ will the violators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law ? ‘’


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

HUBBER

NOVEMBER 2 IS COMING.

Don't forget to vote.


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I agree with you JE, and we can and will begin to turn things around, and head in the direction we need to be on Nov 2.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

Hubbers

On 10/10/10 President Obama ,in the rose garden, announced a plan to spend another $50 billion on governments infrastructure. For President Barak Obama, the speech was a replay of the one he gave on 9/6/10.The media revealed that 60% of the billions allotted for infrastructure jobs were not spent as yet. The president’s request for more funding in troubled times is irresponsible and inappropriate. Wake up America to the incompetent government that the people elected to Congress and the Whitehouse

On Nov 2nd go to the polls and vote to get the bums out of Washington.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

CMerritt

Check this one out.

There are 40 million citizens on food stamps.

that's what Barak Obama calls '' the economy is improving''.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

hubbers

ABOUT A YEAR AGO President Obama admitted to a New York times writer that their were no ''shovel ready jobs ''.He made the statement as '' off the record'' shameful as it was. The true character of President Barak Obama is what the public needs to be concerned of. The lie continues on and on even when he knowingly is telling a lie.

It is true , President Obama lied then and continues.

President Obama is a fraud elected by the people under false pretenses. On Nov 2nd vote against the fraud.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

HUBBERS

President Barak Obama,wife and support will be going to India next month. The hotel where they are staying has 576 rooms. The US Government rented the whole hotel for President Obama and company.

When he says '' I know your hurt '', somehow he forgets that the hurt doesn't include the taxpayers and the government. GOVERNMENT WASTE OR STIMULATING THE INDIAN ECONOMY?


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa Author

HUBBERS

For all those going to the polls on Nov 2nd one must seriously consider their vote for the best candidate on the ticket. As a reminder of what the president said before being elected in 2008 ,‘’change we need’’, ‘’in 5 days we will transform the republic ‘’ and ‘’yes we can’’.

It has been 23 months since President Obama took over the Whitehouse with a super majority Democrat controlled Congress. We are still waiting for the jobs he promised. The Obama administration has spent $ 800 billion and still no jobs. The big awakening will be on Jan.1,2011. Taxes will go up for everyone since congress did not act before leaving town. Business’s healthcare cost will rise 30% to comply with the new healthcare bill. The economy will get worst and unemployment will go up. The 2011 budget has even been presented to congress even though it was to be completed before fiscal year 2011 started on Oct. 1,2010. Reports say that the deficit in 2011 will be another $ trillion ( SHOULD THE DEMOCRATS KEEP CONTROL ) following $1.4 trillion in 2009 and $1.3 trillion in 2010. Somehow the people need change in Washington do you agree.

On Nov. 2nd seek the truth and vote the ...... out.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa Author

hubbers

‘’where are the jobs?’’

In 2007 the Democrats won the 2006 election and took a Majority control of Congress. In 2009 the Democrats won the Presidency and a super (60 votes ) Majority of Congress. In 2007 the unemployment rate was 4.6%, prior to 2000 under President Clinton and a Republican majority Congress unemployment was 4.0%.

In the past 4 years ,2007to 2010 ,under the Democrat leadership unemployment went from 4.6% to 9.8%. Latest labor department #s are 9.4% , by excluding those who quit looking for work ( cooking the books ). The Obama Stimulus of $725 billion now has risen to $852 billion. Where did the money go ?

It’s time for all Americans to wake up and ask their Representatives ‘’ where are the jobs’’?

The Bush tax cuts seemed to work? It got us out of a 2000 recession, 9-11 catastrophe and financing of two wars. The Obama Stimulus apparently did not work. Since 2007 the national debt has risen from $9.0 trillion to $14.2 trillion , that’s $5 trillion of spending and we are still waiting for the jobs.

By the way, the mainstream media wants the people to stay in the dark.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa Author

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The high oil prices are not helping the poor, middle class and small businesses to get out of the recession. When President Obama took office in Jan 2009, a gallon of gasoline was $1.843. On 4/23/11 gasoline prices hit $5.16 a gallon in Florida and California. In Jan. 2009 a barrel of oil was $37.74, today on the world market crude oil prices hit $124 a barrel and here in the US IT HIT $112 a barrel. One must wonder when the president will understand that the national security is at risk and that Obama’s inactions are not in the best interest of the American people and the economy.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa Author

HUBBERS

The Whitehouse missed the cut off time to get approval from Congress to continue our involvement in Libya. Obama speaks about democracy in the middle east and then attacks our ally Israel, figure it out. yes sir, he really is a muslin! There is no question about it, he did say it in an interview when campaigning in 2007

Today 5/23/11, Obama is in Ireland, his first stop on his trip to the UK and Europe. This is the same president that said to the people when campaigning ‘’ I know your hurt ‘’. With the economy still not recovering after spending $1trillion stimulus funding , unemployment at 9.9% and after 2.4 years in office does he really mean what he said. ONE MUST WONDER HOW DIFFERENT Obama’s trips are compared to the auto industries execs traveling to Washington on their private jets.

Wake up America to the abuse of power that the people granted to our president. The national debt hit $14.3 trillion last week. Obama and the US treasury is asking Congress for $2.5 trillion more to add to the debt. Recently, the president announced that the US will forgive Egypt a $1 billion debt and will give Egypt $ 1billion in foreign aid. The Obama proposed 2012 budget has a $1.5 trillion deficit. The house approved the Ryan budget and the Senate has yet to debate either the Obama’s budget or Congressman Ryan’s budget.

Important issues for the country, it doesn’t seem like a good time for a vacation?


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa Author

HUBBERS

Another month has gone by and still no Obama and Senate 2012 budget. As of July 2,2011 the only work on the 2012 budget has been the House’s approval of the Ryan 2012 budget which was rejected in the Senate. President Barak Obama spoke this past week and chided Congress to work on raising the national debt limits. Interesting that not once did he mentioned that the Democrats control the Senate and are the problem in getting an agreement with the Republicans. A question remains as to why the Senate has not presented a 2012 budget so that real hard negotiations can continue discussing raising the national debt issue.


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JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa Author

''the jobs will go offshore only because of government taxes and regulations in addition to higher labor cost here in the US. THAT TOO IS AN OLD STORY.”

Check out this Series of articles tracking the stimulus money. By Russ Choma

Blown Away: Tracking stimulus grants for renewable energy

http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investig


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa Author

HUBBERS

TODAY, Feb.10, 2012 President Obama held a press conference to defend Obamacare forcing Catholic healthcare providers to pay for women seeking contraceptive devices for free. The Obama solution was a directive that insurance companies will be forced to provide the contraceptive service free of charge with no co-pays.

A typical Barak Obama press conference, the President speaks and tells the press that the government will directs the private sector insurance companies to provide the services for free. Obama ends the talk and walks off the speaker platform while the press shots out questions. Is this is the same man who when running for election in 2008 promised to have the most open and visible administration? really

Speaker Pelosi’s statement regarding the healthcare bill said ‘’ we must pass the bill so that we know what’s in it’’. It appears that the Healthcare bill as passed has had many changes to satisfy the Obama administration .

Our Constitution only allows Congress to make law and the President to sign the legislation into law. Any amendments to a law is congress’s responsibility not the Presidents . Where is Congress?


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa Author

2/13/10

President Barack Obama is hailing PAYGO legislation PAYGO compels new spending not add to the federal deficit. http://chicagoconsultant.com/page2.php?category=2&...


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa Author

hubbers

6/15/12, President Obama held a news conference to announce his executive order to the homeland security department head not to deport any so called ’’ Dream Act’’ illegals as per his order.

The President once again is attempting to bypass Congress in making law. As usual the President did not allow any questions from the press although one reported attempted to have the president answer his question, ’’Mr. President, why do you favor foreign workers over Americans’’ .

The US Constitution does not permit the President to MAKE LAW but only to be the final vote to make legislation into law and for the president to enforce laws.

Check this link for additional information.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/15/obama-a...

Without a doubt the President’s move is considered highly political in the 2012 election to capture the Hispanic vote.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa Author

hubbers

8/14/12, unemployment is 8.3% and the presidential campaign has started with the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as the Vice Presidential nominee on the Romney team.

The elections in Nov. 2012 will determine the future of our country.It is most important that we cast a vote.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

You are spot on man. The Economic Stimulus was a sop to Obama's supporters, the greatest patronage scheme since Andy Jackson. It bought him another election. I have not watched the news since or paid any attention to politics. We are doomed as a nation. God forgive us.


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JON EWALL 4 years ago from usa Author

James A Watkins

The ''fiscal cliff'' can be solved simply by following the Pay-Go law that President Barak Obama signed in 2010.The American people need to speak out!

PAYGO compels new spending not add to the federal deficit. http://chicagoconsultant.com/page2.php?category=2&

COBURN REPORT 9 million ways to balance the budget CUT WASTE

http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/rightnow...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/17/senator...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/health/policy/ga...

: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/13/usda-mo...

http://hubpages.com/politics/barakobamacampaignpro...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/09/study-c...

GOVERNMENT WASTE, the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to dead federal employees.

http://jon-ewall.hubpages.com/

Obama AND THE SENATE IS THE PROBLEM.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa Author

hubbers

An article on 1/19/13 by the New York Times First-Term Promises Made, Kept and Broken

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/20/us/p... President Barak Obama Campaign Failed Promises In The First Year

http://hubpages.com/politics/obamacampaignfailedpr...

A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE STORY,unbiased with less propaganda by the news media.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S National Debt Crisis ’Cut, Cap and Balance ‘’bill that was sent to the Senate on July 19,2011

http://hubpages.com/politics/PRESIDENTBARACKOBAMA-...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/09/study-c... study

http://hubpages.com/politics/Obamacare-Anatomy-of-...

There are at least 24 new taxes in the bill

http://hubpages.com/politics/theobamaexpose

http://hubpages.com/hubtool/edit/947597

http://hubpages.com/hubtool/edit/780392

The first 4 years, will the next 4 be any different?


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa Author

hubbers

The President starts his 2nd term on 1/20/13. Just a small reminder of what he accomplished in the first term. In Jan. 2009 unemployment was 7.8%, today Jan 2013 it is 7.8%.Every day the employment numbers change, higher or lower. Since Jan. 2009, there are 380,000 workers less than what the Obama administration started with.The $1 triliion stimulus investment hasn't given the taxpayers much to be happy about.The $700 billion Bush tarp bailout funds are producing a profit for the taxpayers.

http://jon-ewall.hubpages.com/hub/SolarPower_TheFu... energy money still going abroad, despite criticism from Congress

http://investigativereportingworkshop.org/investig...

The TARP program originally authorized expenditures of $700 billion. The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act reduced the amount authorized to $475 billion. By October 11, 2012, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) stated that total disbursements would be $431 billion and estimated the total cost, including grants for mortgage programs that have not yet been made, would be $24 billion

http://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/index.php?option=co...


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gconeyhiden 3 years ago from Brooklyn, N.Y.C. U.S.A

Its so easy to criticize ANY president. I could also go on and on and on about Baby Bush and HIS failures and Lies but first I would have to wade through puddles of blood.. I MAY NOT and DO NOT agree with all Obamas policies but many of the points you make Bush was also guilty of NO? Im just trying to put things into proper perspective if I may. Surely Obama didnt cause the stock market crash of '29. Nothing is perfect, not even an egg which is imperfect by design. Capitalism IS NOT PERFECT. Surely the folks who created the housing bubble didnt agree before it broke. Truth is the entire WORLD, not just the U.S. faces stiff challenges if we are going to move into the future and create a better world.. The Republicans maybe right about a few important issues but they are also wrong on many important issues. Our job as concerned U.S. citizens is to support positive policies not political parties. we must separate the wheat from the chaff as best we can. Pretending the whole crop of ideas on the democratic side is entirely rotten is just bad judgement or outright lies. I once told my enormously intelligent professor brother that the world is becoming too complex to understand. Of course he poo pooed the idea. If the Republican party would just become more sensitive to certain important issuesthat the world and the U.S. face we as a nationwould be able to deal with these complexities instead of ignoring them. Hell maybe I would even vote Republican. At any rate the whole situation is made more complex because the world is now in a technological/social transition stage. It is the democrates that grasp this truthbetter then the republicans.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa Author

gconeyhiden

THANKS FOR THE POST.''It is the democrates that grasp this truthbetter then the republicans.''

3/22/13

SENATE BUDGET DEBATE

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

Amendment votes

UNCUT and the real report.


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JON EWALL 3 years ago from usa Author

Hubbers

9/15/13 an update to the same old story.Stimulus Spending Was Wasted Money $825 BILLION

http://hubpages.com/politics/Stimulus-Spending-Was...

5/6/13 Will POTUS Acknowledge His Health Care Law Makes It Harder to Hire?

http://www.speaker.gov/general/your-guide-presiden...

7/28/13 President Obama working for the middle class

President Obama working for the middle class http://majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/

Where are the jobs? Check this site.

POTUS ‘’ TRUST ME ‘’ CREDIBILITY?


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bn9900 2 years ago from Alger WA

John Ewall, has his head in the sand again, a Democrat has no reality of whats going on, but then again, what should you expect from ahead in the sand?


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JON EWALL 2 years ago from usa Author

bn9900

Can you be more clear as to your post?

jon e


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bn9900 2 years ago from Alger WA

Blaming the other side iss all that the liberals seem to do, they dont see the big picture, because if they did then things would be alot different.


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JON EWALL 2 years ago from usa Author

bn9900

''what is the big picture '' you refer to?

Senator Zell Miller ( retired ) warned the Democrats that the party was being taken over by radicals, apparently he may have been right

WHOIS WHO in Gov http://commieblaster.com/progressives/index.html?v... … SHARED AGENDAS BARACK OBAMA http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewsubcategory...

6/8/12 OBAMA BANNED THIS VIDEO

GEE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5CsrTMZAhA

3/13/14 House-Passed Bill Holds President Accountable for Enforcing the Law - See more at: http://www.speaker.gov/press-release/house-passed-...

Dems will not vote to IMPEACHMENT the people are the only ones that can save our country VOTE IN NOV


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JON EWALL 16 months ago from usa Author

Hubbers

2015 interesting links of today.

Obama Campaign Promises 2008 http://hubpages.com/politics/barakobamacampaignpro... TRANSPARENCY lest we forget the promises (lies)

3/18/15 White House office to delete its FOIA regulations http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2015/0...

9/9/14 DOJ watchdog accuses administration of hampering ethics probes http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/9/jus...

6/3/15 White House slammed for slew of Inspector Generals vacancies http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/3/whi...

5/20/15 31 million people can’t afford healthcare http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2564763?...

11/21/13 How Obamacare Became LAW http://www.briansussman.com/politics/how-obamacare... Senate Leader Harry Reid cut a deal with Pelosi:’’ reconciliation

7/10/15 The ACA Is Dead----Long Live Obamacare http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/aca-de...

The 2016 election is in progress

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