Sep 21, 2013
This week the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that allegedly "defunds ObamaCare" but... not really. They also tried to cut food stamps, push nuclear power, exempt mining from environmental regulations, and more...
Links to Information in This Episode Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) Music: And the Good News Is by Sean Patrick McGraw (found on Music Alley by mevio) Music: I See Trouble Comin' by Scott DeCarlo (found on Music Alley by mevio) Bills Discussed in this Episode
Congressional Dish episodes that detailed the Continuing Resolution for 2013, the provisions of which are extended in the Continuing Resolution for 2014:
"Wonkbook: Shutting down the government won’t stop Obamacare. It might even help it." by Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas, September 20, 2013, Washington Post blog "New resources available to help consumers navigate the Health Insurance Marketplace", U.S. Department of Health & Human Services press release, August 15, 2013. Indian Tribes Get Obama Casino Support That Bush Blocked by Julie Bykowicz, Bloomberg, September 17, 2013. Trent Franks' (author of H.R. 1410, the casino bill) #10 largest contributor in the last election was Akin Gump, the lobbying firm that represented the wealthy Gila River Indian Community - current casino owners- in lawsuits attempting to shut down the new casino. The Council on Foreign Relations background information page on the Organization of American States.
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