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GOP Plans To Party Like It's 1994

Today is an historic day for health coverage in the United States.

As of today, children in the United States can no longer be denied health insurance; young adults can stay on their parents' health insurance plans until age 26; and insurance companies can't drop people from the rolls as soon as they get sick. Well, unless you're one of these insurance companies, and you still plan to stick it to the sick kids.

Curiously, the Republicans have chosen today as the day to unveil their Declaration of Independence-esque Contract For Pledge To America plan, which isn't written in 72-point type but does call for more tax and spending cuts without cutting any military spending. But they would cut abortion funding, which, as the GOP presents it, would apparently save something like $5 trillion dollars over the next two years.

I'll admit, reading the GOP plan makes me feel like it's 1994 all over again. Put on your Nirvana albums and grungy plaid shirts, and get ready to ride the government shutdown tiger again! Can you feel the excitement?

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