There has been a lot of talk about nullification and the next steps after absorbing the content of the Supreme Court’s ruling on ObamaCare. Texas Governor Rick Perry has unequivocally announced that Texas isn’t in on board.
“If anyone was in doubt, we in Texas have no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government.”
That’s good to hear. But what was most interesting about this article was the Democratic response. It provides a perfect example of the mindset of the Left.
The Texas Democratic Party fired back quickly after Perry’s announcement, calling it “both cruel and negligent.”
“No person with a speck of intelligence would turn down billions in federal dollars that would be a boon to our economy and help Texans,” spokeswoman Rebecca Acuña said in a statement. “…Rick Perry’s Texas solution is to let Texans stay ill and uninsured. That is not a health care plan.”
Perry’s Monday announcement follows word last week from the Health and Human Services Commission that the decision on expanding Medicaid would be left to lawmakers in the 2013 Legislature, which begins in January. The Medicaid expansion, which would cost the already strapped state budget about $6 billion between 2014 and 2019, isn’t supposed to start until 2014.
Where do they think these magical “billions in federal dollars” come from? Look on the right side of this page at the spinning national debt clock. Someone has to pay for this. The “Obama money” has to come from somewhere.
Next, Texans might take umbrage at being categorized as “ill and uninsured.”
Bill Whittle got it right in this short video: