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GOP Again Holds Working America Hostage to its Perverse Ideological Priorities

Though Congress has averted government shutdown, working people and the unemployed are still waiting for help.

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Nussbaum told AlterNet that the people she has spoken to around the country are fed up with a government that can't manage itself and fed up with policies that favor the rich. “I think what we do have is consensus in this country that this tax system is out of whack,” she said. “This is not the last time this conversation is going to come up and it's our job to make sure that the momentum builds behind it. If the lawmakers are having a hard time getting on board, the people are just going to have to get even more adamant.”

Sarah Jaffe is an associate editor at AlterNet, a rabblerouser and frequent Twitterer. You can follow her at @seasonothebitch.

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