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Jon Talton

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December 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Vote: Should Obama veto the budget bill?

The budget bill began in shame, with Republicans demanding that Democrats give up clean water legislation and child nutrition in exchange for avoiding a government shutdown. It has degenerated into disgrace. Buried in the legislation is a provision that would begin gutting Dodd-Frank, the post-panic financial regulation bill that the financial industry has already weakened. Now,…


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