GOP Changes Demands

lankfordIn an op-ed for USA Today, Republican Rep. James Lankford wrote, “Republicans have asked for two things on Obamacare and one thing on the debt ceiling.” Lankford did not mention defunding Obamacare.

“That’s currently off the table now,” Lankford said in an interview on “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” referring specifically to the debt ceiling deal.

“That’s obviously not going to happen at this point,” said Lankford, adding that Republicans are instead asking for a one-year delay of penalties if people fail to sign up for health care.

The last time the United States came close to defaulting on its debt obligations, the stock market fell 17%, household wealth fell $2 trillion, and retirement assets fell $800 billion, according to the Treasury Department.

 

Source: CNN

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