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Just the facts: Or, reality vs. fantasy

Tea Baggers and the GOP fanned fantastic fears about death panels and the destruction of Medicare to campaign against the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 (Obamacare). But look what's really happening in 2011. Arizona's Republican governor and Republican state legislature have issued death sentences to patients awaiting promised transplants in that state.

Two people have already died because of Republican sponsored cuts to Arizona's health care budget.

And at this very moment the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is voting on a Republican proposed budget for next year which would end Medicare as we know it for senior citizens of the future.

But alas, just in time to prevent such facts from startling Tea Party minions and other mesmerized Americans into a survival-oriented state of alertness, we have on Tax Day the celebrated premiere of a movie version of Ayn Rand's free market fantasy novel, Atlas Shrugged. Not unexpectedly, Forbes blogger Matt Ki…

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