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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fiscal Cuts Threaten Health Care

Forget the 'fiscal' cliff. Maybe those calling the so-call economic demise of American economics as we know it, the 'physical cliff', had a point.

Physical as in naked bodies showing up in the halls of Congress and all their physical glory in an effort to protest cuts in social programs.

Activists highlight the 'naked truth' about proposed Congressional tax cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
While Boehner and House republicans want to reform the tax code by eliminating special interest loopholes and cut spending for such services that support HIV/AIDS services, naked AIDS activists with painted slogans on their bodies, protested inside the lobby of the Capitol Hill office of House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, prior to World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 to show they're not buying what he wants to sell.

The Speaker remains speechless about the unwanted visitors (at least for today) but reporters can expect a mouthful from Boehner during the Speaker's weekly meeting in Congress with reporters on Wednesday.

Both Democrats and Republicans have until year's end before the Bush-era tax cuts expire.

White House press briefing: Heated exchanges with press over fiscal cliff.

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