States Sue/ Contend Obamacare Unconstitutional - Michigan's presence in suit noticeably absent.
What a missed opportunity for a highly probable next governor!
Bill Schuette has failed miserably on two high profile United States Supreme Court cases already. As simple as telling the federal government that the constitution still matters, and that Michigan invokes the 10th with appropriate and legal prejudice. Defending Michigan’s Marriage LAW, and fighting the last Obamacare suit should have been easy work for any attorney/former judge/congress critter, but here we are years later living with the failure on those fronts.
Next to Rick Snyder, John Kasich is about as crappy a GOP governor as they come.
Swamp dwelling, crony, big government. But enough about Mr Snyder, as he will be soon relegated to the back pages of the lousy Michigan RINO politicians catalogue.
I suppose however, I could expound upon the fact he led us exactly where Ohio’s Governor Kasich Did. And in contrast, other state leaders understood what a raw deal Obamacare was, and refused to play in the healthcare toilet with the former president.
But speaking of Ohio’s governor, his protege is about to embarrass him further than he has already with his pitiful presidential bid. The loser is going to be shown by his Lt. Governor how good government is done. The student becomes the master.
Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor said Monday she would end the Medicaid expansion in Ohio if she is elected governor – a clean break from the man she has served alongside for the last seven years, Gov. John Kasich. …
“Medicaid expansion is fiscally unsustainable and will be ended under a Taylor administration,” Taylor said. “I believe that we must identify new, innovative, market-based reforms to address the issues Medicaid currently addresses today. I want to return Medicaid to its original mission of serving the people who need it while incentivizing work and ensuring opportunities for long-term success for those who are able.”
Don’t we all love happy storybook endings?
Of course, what can we say about the guy who was one changed vote away from having to cast the tie breaking vote of HB4717? Or the eight who really never had a clue which goal line was their own.
Anyhow, we wish the Lt. Grasshopper of Ohio the best in her gubernatorial bid, and thank her for her willingness to get out in front with some much needed political jujitsu.
“.. Second, Obamacare made millions of able-bodied Americans newly dependent on direct government assistance for their health care. Whether through a massive expansion of Medicaid beyond its original target populations of poor children, disabled and the elderly, or through exchange subsidies for the vast majority of participants, Obamacare masked the true cost of health care, rather than truly “bending the cost curve down.” Pretending that subsidized health care is affordable without considering the true cost to taxpayers is disingenuous at best. ..”
Thank you Mr Jindal.
Why does Michigan always get the [Baby Ruth in the pool] for our governors?
Sometimes it just takes the 'B' Team to get the conversation going.
A shame however that they still don’t quite understand why we are ‘right.’
We have pointed out consistently why the ACA was a bad deal. We have pointed out correctly why Michigan should never have engaged on the self destruct that is ‘Healthy Michigan’ And just the other day we pointed out with reliable and credible sources that our predictions have been spot on.
But knowing there is a problem and correctly identifying it are two different things. We have on multiple occasions offered an accurate ‘why’ of what is going to happen.
Its what we do.
The Ivory Tower now sees there is a problem, yet opines that we are too afraid to pay the taxes for the problem, and that the FEAR of paying IS THE PROBLEM!
“If the Legislature doesn’t extend, and increase, a tax on insurers and some claims administrators, the state won’t be able to fund its current Medicaid programs. In 2017, the state’s costs will go up, something lawmakers have known for years and have they had sufficient time to craft a plan to cover the cost increase.”
A tax increase, or replacement is ALWAYS the solution, yes?
Its like food. Fill the belly, and eventually there is a biological event that is unavoidable. The beast that is government is still eating every last liberty and washing it down with the fruit of our labors. The editorial board of the Detroit Free Press bemoans “those who live by this ideology, all taxes are bad, all government is bad, and the only reason to get elected is to cut government past the point of functionality.”
Why should we be surprised that it is, and will continue to be defecating all over the taxpayers
We were clear in 2017 that state taxpayers would be paying dearly for Snyder's 'eager' participation in Obamacare.
Look no further than Obamacare in Michigan for answers to a lot of legislative licentiousness.
We are reminded of the tragedy that was the medicaid expansion vote in 2013. Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck (Senate District 7) sends out a legislative update monthly. In his latest offering, he notes
OK…what does Medicaid have to do with roads?
The short answer is that some people in state government are relying upon a tax increase to backfill gaps in Medicaid funding with the same money that the House and Senate plans have already earmarked for roads. This problem becomes exacerbated in 2017 due to the passage of Medicaid Expansion (i.e. Section 2001 of HR 3590 otherwise known as Obamacare). In 2017, the Federal government will no longer provide 100% of the funding for the expanded Medicaid population.
So…if you are wondering why it is so difficult to fix our roads, look no further than Medicaid Expansion. The good news is that I have offered solutions to both Medicaid Expansion and our Roads that address the needs while protecting you from tax increases. See www.SenatorPatrickColbeck.com for more information.
Thanks for nothing, so-called ‘Republican’ majority at the time.
“Michigan, indeed, would receive billions of dollars from Washington to pay for Medicaid expansion. However, this return of our tax dollars was only temporary. There were strings attached.
After three years, Michigan taxpayers would be forced to pay at least $300 million a year more than they’re currently spending on Medicaid. That’s money that won’t be spent on roads, schools or anything else.
Further, the Medicaid expansion proposal is an open-ended commitment and the Michigan Legislature cannot slow spending increases without Washington’s approval.
It was a classic `bait and switch.’
Bait and switch indeed.
And now that there are two fewer watchdogs on the state house side of the equation, we can expect all sorts of shenanigans to populate the Governor’s imagination.
And they are correct. Justice Roberts and the presumed swing vote Justice Kennedy are completely happy supporting their leftist counterparts in rewriting the law and acting in a defacto legislative manner. In the meantime our cowardly Republican congress plans its next budget including the money used to screw over the population in a direct violation to the constitution.
The biggest cowards of course being our own Tim Walberg, Dan Benishek, Candace Miller, Bill Huizinga, David Trott, Mike Bishop, John Moolenaar, and perpetual sandbagging liberal Fred Upton. Without their support for continuing funding of the Obama plans, all of this would be moot. Without their capitulation to the sell out speaker of the house Obamacare would have been repealed by the purse. Without their complete and total disrespect for the Constitution of the United States, Obama and the complete and total change of our Republic under his guidance would be but a memory.
As for the ‘Democrats?’ We have know for quite some time that the Marxist infiltration of THAT party is complete.