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politics ron paul Republicans shutdown tea party eric cantor John Boehner obamacare aca Affordable Care Act debt limit debt ceiling ted cruz government shutdown Republican shutdown Tea Party shutdown manufactured crisis

Here’s what Republicans got out of the shutdown, in one chart

Back in September, Republicans released a list of their ransom demands for raising the debt ceiling and releasing the American economy. The Rachel Maddow show went back to see how they did. And this chart doesn’t even show everything the Republicans lost in the deal

Republicans asked for…

  • Repeal Obamacare
  • Defund Obamacare
  • Delay Obamacare
  • Delay Individual Mandate
  • Deny Coverage to the President
  • Deny Coverage to the Cabinet
  • Deny Coverage to Congressional Staffers
  • Deny Birth Control Coverage
  • Approve Keystone Pipeline
  • Means Testing for Medicare
  • Change Federal Employee Pensions
  • Expand Oil Drilling
  • Block Net Neutrality
  • Tort Reform
  • Weaken Regulations for Coal-Fired Plants
  • Tax Code Changes
  • Thwart EPA Coal-ash Regulations
  • Repeal Medical Device Tax
  • Change Rules on Debt Ceiling

Republicans Got…

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This planned Republican stunt tantrum cost millions of working people (Federal employees, medium and small sized gov’t contractors, secondary service businesses, family farmers, etc) an interruption of steady income, prevented cancer patients from receiving medical treatments, suspended monitoring of disease outbreaks, delayed assistance to military veterans and their families, negatively impacted important scientific research and cost the American economy an estimated $24 billion at least…two words that do *not* come to mind are “fiscally responsible

[full list here, Maddow video here, related post here]


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