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  • gfo99 gfo99 Aug 17, 2013 8:40 AM Flag

    "You want us to shut up?"

    A Florida lawmaker became the latest Republican to be loudly questioned by constituents over his opposition to the Affordable Care Act.

    According to Think Progress, Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) was booed and heckled during a town hall event on Thursday, with one attendee saying, “Tell him to stop lying” at one point about the health care mandate, commonly referred to as “Obamacare.”

    When Webster told the audience that President Barack Obama’s administration had done away with a cap on the out-of-pocket costs Americans could incur in their deductibles and co-pays, he was quickly corrected by several attendees, who told him the cap is in fact being delayed by one year, prompting a moderator to ask the crowd to “give him the opportunity to make [his] statements, whether we agree or disagree.”

    “You want to shut us up,” one resident protested.

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