Senate GOP leaders cosponsor bill to extend Obamacare subsidies to 2017 in event SCOTUS strikes them down

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In the midterm elections in November 2014, the American people spoke at the ballot box with unparalleled clarity. Their vote — to shift the balance of power in the Senate to the Republicans — was a repudiation of Barack Obama’s radicalism and Democratic governance as a whole.

At least that’s what we, the people, were led to believe. The reality, it turns out, is we were voting for politicians, who regardless of ideological stripe place their jobs and the well-being of their party above the will of the nation.

The Senate’s top five Republican leaders have cosponsored legislation to extend until 2017 the Obamacare insurance subsidies that may be struck down by the Supreme Court this summer.

The bill was unveiled this week with 29 cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his four top deputies, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD), John Barrasso (R-WY) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). Another cosponsor is Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), the chairman of the conference’s electoral arm.

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