Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wasting Taxpayer Money the Price of Big Conservative Government.

When I saw this Facebook post by radio cancer stick Vicki McKenna, the tea party voice of the lunatic fringe, it struck me as a bit whiny:
That's for the entire country. And it fixed the web site problems. 

And yet, maybe McKenna is completely unaware of the added taxpayer expense Scott Walker put us on the hook for when he decided not to expand Medicaid (which in turn costs the state $119 million in federal help).
(Republicans) agree to pay hospitals up to $73.5 million over the next two years in anticipation they could see an increase in uninsured patients visiting emergency rooms. State taxpayers would fund $30 million of that, with the rest coming from the federal government.
That's $73 million for our state alone, taxpayer money no matter how you look at it, and a total waste.

The Complete Opposite of Conservative Values: If you're a conservative, there are two ways to look at this $73 million handout: Your giving up your hard earned dollars to shore up the profit margins of private hospitals, or you're paying for some deadbeats health care costs. 

Are you getting the feeling "saving taxpayers money" is pretty much a meaningless cliche by now? Money matters little if it advances their costly agenda. 

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