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(Think Progress)   Rick Perry on rejecting federal funds to expand Medicaid and implement Obamacare: "Oops"   (thinkprogress.org ) divider line
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2013-08-21 01:34:27 PM  
Just like when Piyush Jindal and Mark Sanford railed against ARRA and then got as much of it as they could. Hooray small government conservatives!
 
2013-08-21 01:34:59 PM  
Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.
 
2013-08-21 01:37:41 PM  
I'm from an area of Oklahoma, (no longer live in this part of OKlahoma) near the Arkansas border.   A lot of people on the Oklahoma side go across the border for work. I have many republican family members without health insurance that do this with families of four that makes less than $33K a year.

I've been telling them how funny it is that they will be going to work and their co-workers that live in Arkansas will have health insurance because Arkansas accepted the medicaid expansion and Oklahoma didn't.  It's quite hilarious the jumping jacks they go thru when I explain this to them, but the best is going to be when they go to work with no insurance, but their co-workers will.

Cracks me up and that's why Obamacare has to be stopped now, because once low income republican voters start getting benefits from Obamacare it will be hard for republicans to explain why they didn't want these workers to have these benefits.

Oh who am I kidding,

Jesus and socialisms is all they need to explain away
 
2013-08-21 01:39:57 PM  
Did you mean "Oops, I forgot my sister can profit from this shiat, gotta make sure only the funds that help my family and friends come through."

And, "Fark the poor and uninsured in Texas, I got mine!"
 
2013-08-21 01:40:11 PM  

Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.


As I keep saying, if they want to secede, let 'em ; let's see how long they'll last without all that federal dosh keeping their roads, schools, and hospitals (medicare) open.
 
2013-08-21 01:42:59 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Did you mean "Oops, I forgot my sister can profit from this shiat, gotta make sure only the funds that help my family and friends come through."

And, "Fark the poor and uninsured in Texas, I got mine!"


This, sadly. Our state officials are some of the most corrupt, nepotistic, cold hearted evil f*cks in the country. The only thing they excel at is funneling money to themselves and theirs. May disease wrack their bodies and their loved ones all disown them.
 
2013-08-21 01:43:47 PM  

JolobinSmokin: I'm from an area of Oklahoma, (no longer live in this part of OKlahoma) near the Arkansas border.   A lot of people on the Oklahoma side go across the border for work. I have many republican family members without health insurance that do this with families of four that makes less than $33K a year.

I've been telling them how funny it is that they will be going to work and their co-workers that live in Arkansas will have health insurance because Arkansas accepted the medicaid expansion and Oklahoma didn't.  It's quite hilarious the jumping jacks they go thru when I explain this to them, but the best is going to be when they go to work with no insurance, but their co-workers will.

Cracks me up and that's why Obamacare has to be stopped now, because once low income republican voters start getting benefits from Obamacare it will be hard for republicans to explain why they didn't want these workers to have these benefits.

Oh who am I kidding,

Jesus and socialisms is all they need to explain away


I'm guessing the same with happen in places like Texarkana
 
2013-08-21 01:43:51 PM  
He can have it only if he accepts it in the form of a gigantic Publisher's Clearinghouse check handed to him by Obama on the floor of the Texas Senate.
 
2013-08-21 01:45:11 PM  
FTA: Perry spokespeople emphasized to Politico that the governor's support for the program - and the Medicaid funds that make it possible - shouldn't come as a surprise and doesn't change his position on the Affordable Care Act.

*MAKES JERK-OFF MOTION TO MONITOR*

Sure, sure, spokespeople.  Perry is an a-hole and I am sure that you know this very well.
 
2013-08-21 01:46:03 PM  

SecretAgentWoman: Did you mean "Oops, I forgot my sister can profit from this shiat


Shenanigans. Perry would never do anything to help a female.
 
2013-08-21 01:46:17 PM  
"Long before Obamacare was forced on the American people, Texas was implementing policies to provide those with intellectual disabilities more community options... such as having them run for Governor.
 
2013-08-21 01:46:31 PM  

friday13: Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.

As I keep saying, if they want to secede, let 'em ; let's see how long they'll last without all that federal dosh keeping their roads, schools, and hospitals (medicare) open.


Texas is a net contributor state. They wouldn't see too much of a difference in their finances outside of their new trade agreements, though they would probably experience a bit of a shock when they realized they would have to expand their state government to fill the gaps where the fed government left.
 
2013-08-21 01:46:33 PM  
I guess that is what his party bosses told him to do. That guy really appears to be no more than a puppet for the Texas GOP machine.
 
2013-08-21 01:47:09 PM  
"Long before Obamacare was forced on the American people, Texas was implementing policies to provide those with intellectual disabilities more community options to enable them to live more independent lives, at a lower cost to taxpayers," said the spokesperson in a statement.

"And we're so proud of Governor Perry's life story," he added.
 
2013-08-21 01:47:58 PM  
"Sure, Rick, we'll be happy to give you the money. Just hop on down to Washington so Obama can get a photo of you accepting an oversized check for $100 million from him. We'll even pay your airfare."
 
2013-08-21 01:48:39 PM  
FTFA
The Affordable Care Act grants state funding to expand a program called Community First Choice, which aims to improve the community-based medical services available to disabled and elderly Americans.

And there we see why. It helps his base.

Who gives a fark about poor people, but you gotta take care of the old whities.
 
2013-08-21 01:48:56 PM  
So reject millions that would help the poor but ask for millions for the elderly, that sounds like standard Republican thinking. You have to help your old white folk base.
 
2013-08-21 01:48:57 PM  
There are no quotes from Rick in that article.
 
2013-08-21 01:49:37 PM  

Rann Xerox: FTA: Perry spokespeople emphasized to Politico that the governor's support for the program - and the Medicaid funds that make it possible - shouldn't come as a surprise and doesn't change his position on the Affordable Care Act.

*MAKES JERK-OFF MOTION TO MONITOR*

Sure, sure, spokespeople.  Perry is an a-hole and I am sure that you know this very well.


They're right, though. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Perry is a greedy, unprincipled lying douchebag.
 
2013-08-21 01:51:31 PM  

s2s2s2: There are no quotes from Rick in that article.


It's a good thing too, do you think the GOP can really afford gems like "I like to eat paste while riding on the back of a baptized dinosaur.  Great way to get to church"?
 
2013-08-21 01:53:05 PM  

monoski: I guess that is what his party bosses told him to do. That guy really appears to be no more than a puppet for the Texas GOP machine.


The same thing could of been said of Perry's predecessor.
 
2013-08-21 01:53:07 PM  

s2s2s2: There are no quotes from Rick in that article.


Perry: "well, I'm just gonna go on out there 'n tell them pointy head librul reporter fellas what-for!"

Spokesperson: "maybe you should just stay away from the microphones for a bit, Rick."
 
2013-08-21 01:53:07 PM  
so I made the mistake of READING THE ARTICLE

rick rejects 100 billion
rick wants 100 million

well, we KNEW he was stupid, but really???
 
2013-08-21 01:55:59 PM  
F you Dick Perry.  Take all or nothing, and if you choose "nothing" then maybe the citizens of your state will suffer just enough to wake up and realize that you don't have their best interests at heart.
 
2013-08-21 01:56:02 PM  

JolobinSmokin: Cracks me up and that's why Obamacare has to be stopped now, because once low income republican voters start getting benefits from Obamacare it will be hard for republicans to explain why they didn't want these workers to have these benefits.

Oh who am I kidding,

Jesus and socialisms is all they need to explain away


They can campaign on getting the government out of their Obamacare.
 
2013-08-21 01:56:14 PM  
If Texans are forced to pay into programs like Medicare and Obamacare, they are entitled to the benefits. It doesn't matter if they object to the taxes or not.

I'm not going to click on a George-Soros-Funded Think Progress link, but, if that's what Perry is saying, he's right.

Why would I refuse to drive on a road that my tax dollars paid for just because I want lower taxes?

C'mon, Farklibs, there's nothing hypocritical about that!
 
2013-08-21 01:56:24 PM  

dennysgod: So reject millions billions that would help the poor but ask for millions for the elderly, that sounds like standard Republican thinking. You have to help your old white folk base.


billions would have helped 1.5 million people
millions to help 12k people

this is what the GOP stands for
/I literally could not hate these people more.
 
2013-08-21 01:57:38 PM  
Unhinged, regressive hypocrites... The lot of them.
 
2013-08-21 01:58:17 PM  

namatad: so I made the mistake of READING THE ARTICLE

rick rejects 100 billion
rick wants 100 million

well, we KNEW he was stupid, but really???


www.smarterwebstrategies.com
 
2013-08-21 01:59:04 PM  

Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.


That sounds good on the surface, but there are plenty of people in Texas that oppose all of the terrible things happening in that state and don't deserve to suffer because of the actions of people they can't control.
 
2013-08-21 01:59:36 PM  

coeyagi: It's a good thing too


propasaurus: Perry:


Correction: There is no quote from Perry, in either articles on this, today, stating he is seeking these funds.

"The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will continue to move forward with these policies because they are right for our citizens and our state, regardless of whatever funding schemes may be found in Obamacare." -Not Perry
 
2013-08-21 02:00:15 PM  
Surely you must be mistaken about Rick. He'll use the $100M to search for Medicaid fraud which is tied directly to voter fraud. Gotta keep those presidential campaign workers employed for the next three years. Not a cent will get to actual needy people. For that to happen, you'd need to see a consistency of goals just to start. That'll never happen.
 
2013-08-21 02:02:47 PM  

Aristocles: George-Soros-Funded Think Progress


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2013-08-21 02:02:54 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: friday13: Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.

As I keep saying, if they want to secede, let 'em ; let's see how long they'll last without all that federal dosh keeping their roads, schools, and hospitals (medicare) open.

Texas is a net contributor state. They wouldn't see too much of a difference in their finances outside of their new trade agreements, though they would probably experience a bit of a shock when they realized they would have to expand their state government to fill the gaps where the fed government left.


I seriously doubt they'd ever do it, outside of Austin and maybe Dallas.
 
2013-08-21 02:05:33 PM  

s2s2s2: coeyagi: It's a good thing too

propasaurus: Perry:

Correction: There is no quote from Perry, in either articles on this, today, stating he is seeking these funds.

"The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will continue to move forward with these policies because they are right for our citizens and our state, regardless of whatever funding schemes may be found in Obamacare." -Not Perry


Speaking of spokespersons, did you see this epic deflection or were you too busy defending the indefensible Rick Perry?

"Long before Obamacare was forced on the American people, Texas was implementing policies to provide those with intellectual disabilities more community options to enable them to live more independent lives, at a lower cost to taxpayers," said the spokesperson in a statement.

In summation: we got nothing, so let's trot around the irrelevant.
 
2013-08-21 02:06:30 PM  

Cubicle Jockey: friday13: Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.

As I keep saying, if they want to secede, let 'em ; let's see how long they'll last without all that federal dosh keeping their roads, schools, and hospitals (medicare) open.

Texas is a net contributor state. They wouldn't see too much of a difference in their finances outside of their new trade agreements, though they would probably experience a bit of a shock when they realized they would have to expand their state government to fill the gaps where the fed government left.


You do understand that we close ALL the military bases and take all those jobs back to the US if they secede?

El Paso might do okay, but San Antonio would cease to exist.
 
2013-08-21 02:07:26 PM  
Fun fact: Dewhurst (current Speaker of the House in Texas) promised to push a school voucher through by 2015.

There are limits to what I'm willing to stay and fight, and if we're really going to go [further] down the New Alabama route I'll just have to emigrate to America.
 
2013-08-21 02:07:34 PM  

austerity101: Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.

That sounds good on the surface, but there are plenty of people in Texas that oppose all of the terrible things happening in that state and don't deserve to suffer because of the actions of people they can't control.


Careful; with logic like that you are going to justify welfare for poor people.

// as opposed to the corporate kind
 
2013-08-21 02:08:48 PM  
Obamacare?

www.explosm.net
 
2013-08-21 02:10:00 PM  
I guess now we know Perry's spokesman's FARK handle.
 
2013-08-21 02:12:04 PM  

Aristocles: If Texans are forced to pay into programs like Medicare and Obamacare, they are entitled to the benefits. It doesn't matter if they object to the taxes or not.


So it's bad, but they want it?

That makes absolutely no sense. If it's bad, why is it beneficial to Texans?
 
2013-08-21 02:12:41 PM  

propasaurus: I guess now we know Perry's spokesman's FARK handle.


Yeah, 2nd thread he's been in trying to untwist Perry's pretzel logic.
 
2013-08-21 02:15:26 PM  

propasaurus: I guess now we know Perry's spokesman's FARK handle.


Rhymes with Greek douchebag.
 
2013-08-21 02:18:14 PM  

austerity101: Warlordtrooper: Don't give him a cent.  Texas rejected it as well as continuously failing to fully prepare for natural disaster like wild fires and they are the first ones in line screaming for federal help.  Let Texas suffer.

That sounds good on the surface, but there are plenty of people in Texas that oppose all of the terrible things happening in that state and don't deserve to suffer because of the actions of people they can't control.


Then they'll just have to mobilize and get these farkers out of their state house.  Perry made a big show of making Texas's bed, and now they're going to have to lie in it.  It's the same bullshiat that went on with the sequestration; once push comes to shove, suddenly everybody wants exceptions for their core constituencies, even as they push how good the poison is for the rest of us.
 
2013-08-21 02:18:17 PM  

propasaurus: "Long before Obamacare was forced on the American people, Texas was implementing policies to provide those with intellectual disabilities more community options... such as having them run for Governor.


Or execution.  They can always get executed if they want.  Really, since the 'tards are a burden on us all, the only realistic choices are public service or death.  Either will lighten the load on real Americans.

HotWingConspiracy: He can have it only if he accepts it in the form of a gigantic Publisher's Clearinghouse check handed to him by Obama on the floor of the Texas Senate.


Nice.  I approve.
 
2013-08-21 02:18:34 PM  
Obama should make him travel to the White House and kiss his feet before he gets a cent.
 
2013-08-21 02:26:46 PM  
Obama:
Make Perry ask at a press conference on the White House lawn, with you setting in an overly elaborate King/royalty chair.  Afterwards he has to kiss your ring.
 
2013-08-21 02:27:25 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: Obama:
Make Perry ask at a press conference on the White House lawn, with you setting in an overly elaborate King/royalty chair.  Afterwards he has to kiss your ring.


Apparently, Obama is Dr. Cox and Perry is JD.
 
2013-08-21 02:36:39 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: He can have it only if he accepts it in the form of a gigantic Publisher's Clearinghouse check handed to him by Obama on the floor of the Texas Senate.


I would go with a Daniel Day-Lewis "There Will be Blood" end-game scenario, with Obama as Daniel Plainview and Rick Perry as Eli Sunday.  It would be a joy hearing Perry scream: "I am a false prophet sock puppet with good hair and God the Tea Party is a superstition!", thinking that he's going to get the $100 million.

Obama:  "Hey, Ricky!  I..... drink..... your..... milkshake! *SLUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRP*  I DRINK IT UP!!!"
 
2013-08-21 02:39:38 PM  

JolobinSmokin: I'm from an area of Oklahoma, (no longer live in this part of OKlahoma) near the Arkansas border.   A lot of people on the Oklahoma side go across the border for work. I have many republican family members without health insurance that do this with families of four that makes less than $33K a year.

I've been telling them how funny it is that they will be going to work and their co-workers that live in Arkansas will have health insurance because Arkansas accepted the medicaid expansion and Oklahoma didn't.  It's quite hilarious the jumping jacks they go thru when I explain this to them, but the best is going to be when they go to work with no insurance, but their co-workers will.

Cracks me up and that's why Obamacare has to be stopped now, because once low income republican voters start getting benefits from Obamacare it will be hard for republicans to explain why they didn't want these workers to have these benefits.

Oh who am I kidding,

Jesus and socialisms is all they need to explain away


Thats going to happen all over the place. Its going to be epic when it happens.
 
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