So the latest Republican effort to sabotage the next stage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is another government shutdown. Because that worked out so well for them last time.

Late this week, a gang of 80 House members signed off on a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, urging the Ohio GOP leader to essentially defund Obamacare by refusing any spending bills that would prevent a government shutdown late next month.

(And, yeah, it's already that time again. The federal fiscal year wraps up Sept. 30.)

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