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  •  It's about the taxes (4+ / 0-)

    Recall that the ACA is largely funded by a tax on incomes over $250,000/year, including the unearned/investment income that the .01%ers rely on which Bush largely exempted from taxation (since paying taxes is for the little people).  Obama promised no new taxes on <$250k and stuck to it, but the filthies  like the Koch brothers don't want to pay $25M of new tax on their next $1B of income!

    Now it's politically hard to say "repeal the tax on the wealthy". So they want to fully repeal the ACA, because that's the only way to get rid of the taxes without saying so.  The rest is largey kabuki to cover up that goal.

    •  There's that new iPhone they've been wanting... (0+ / 0-)

      and darned if that tax isn't cutting into their allowance too much, so they'll have to wait a couple weeks. Otherwise they'd have to dip into their $75 billion piggy-bank.

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