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Boehner: The United States Should Be More Like France -- When It Comes To Nuclear Energy

There's an obvious punchline anytime a Republican says the United States should aspire to be more like France. But in this case there's a dual irony. France is host to the world's largest nuclear energy company, the vast majority of which is owned by the state. So, you know, actual socialism.

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