“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Monday, December 10, 2012

Our Guv at Work

Well, Gov Goodhair is at it again! He always prefers giving Texas money to his cronies before he'll take good ole "guvment handouts." He just refused $66 Billion dollars to let Texas set up it's own insurance exchange (those exchanges are web sites where citizens will go to find the private insurance company insurance plan they want with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - ACA or what we proudly call "Obamacare"). Instead he wants the federal government to set up Texas' exchange for us. Is this the guy that talked Texas secession? Sounds like he's just hat and boots!

Of course we know that Texas proudly ranks Number One in all these 50 United States that has the most uninsured citizens with 26% of us with no insurance (that's 6.2 million folks, including 1.2 million children). And most of these (83%) are low wage workers, working 2 or 3 jobs just to put food on the table and pay rent. The U.S. Government will cover 100% of the costs for the first 3 years and 93% in the years that follow.

At the same time the guv wants to refuse an expansion of Medicaid where it would cost the state $5.8 Billion and Texas would receive $76.3 Billion in federal matching funds.

With our huge budget excess Texas can certainly afford to turn down this cash! Thanks guv!

The Liberalator