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  •  "The Deal" Will Be a New Cigarette Tax..... (0+ / 0-)

    .....to replace the medical device tax which will be left on the cutting room floor in negotiations for a scalp the Republicans will insist on being claimed for passing a clean CR and debt ceiling increase.  Every single budget stalemate that has ever occurred this millennium has been resolved with a bipartisan coalition deciding to prey on smokers yet again.

    Enough northeastern Republicans will vote with Democrats to get the deal through.  Big business and Citizens United score big wins.  The working poor and the mentally ill get shafted once again paying the taxes that the medical device barons would have otherwise paid.  You heard it here first.

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