Balancing the books is not worth life itself

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As the FT reports this morning:

Republicans’ proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act could leave an extra 24 million people uninsured within a decade, a non-partisan Congressional budget watchdog concluded on Monday, prompting a sharp rebuttal from the White House. In its highly-anticipated report, the Congressional Budget Office said that the proposed legislation would significantly reduce the federal deficit, but vastly alter the US healthcare landscape, with millions of more people uninsured.

In a single paragraph we learn the true cost of the right wing obsession with the wholly false goal of balancing the books of the government. People will die for it. Literally.

When the world's financial markets are still desperate to buy government debt the Republicans would rather deny them that choice and kill people to prevent it happening. Politics is rarely more objectionable than that.