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YOUR THREE CENTS: Do you support shutting down the federal government to slow or stop healthcare reform?
House Republicans have tried 40 times in the past couple years to shut down the President's Healthcare Reform efforts.
Now they're threatening to shut down the government if the Affordable Care Act is not gutted.
The House on Friday will vote on a short-term government funding bill that will include a provision to defund "Obamacare."
If it does pass the House, the bill will surely die in the Senate, or be killed by the President with a veto.
And if the bill dies, the rest of the bill that would keep the government operating, would die with it.
If lawmakers can't work out a compromise, many functions of the federal government will be shut down indefinitely on Oct. 1.
Federal agencies have already been instructed to make plans.
But a shutdown could have big consequences... and even some "Obamacare" opponents don't believe a shutdown is a good way to go.
Many worry it could weaken an already modest economic recovery... and many federal offices, programs, museums and parks would be shuttered.
And even if there is a shutdown, the Congressional Research Service says the Affordable Care Act would probably move forward anyway.
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