Now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the Obama health care law attention on the political front can turn to the selection by Mitt Romney of his Vice Presidential running mate. Each prospective candidate is out there making the basic attacks on President Obama and on the health care law that are required for consideration to be on the ticket.
Recently it was Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal who made his pitch to the radical Conservative wing of the Republican party (Yes that is the only wing, it is a one winged party). As per standard form, Mr. Jindal’s attacks were long on heated rhetoric, short on facts and flat wrong on the economics of health care.
“The president, his administration, needs to understand what makes this country great in part is that we’re not dependent on government programs,” the Republican governor said on “Fox & Friends.” “It seems to me like the president measures success by how many people are on food stamp rolls and government-run health care. That’s not the American dream.”
Let’s see, there is no direct evidence that the President wants anyone to be on Food Stamps, so it must be the fact that the Administration supports nutrition assistance for low income people, a decent and humane position if ever there was one that drives Mr. Jindal’s accusations. But the Governor really shows his ignorant commitment to ideology over practicality in his condemnation of the Medicaid expansion in the new health care law.
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VP aspirations ahead of the fiscal and health care welfare
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Republicans on Capitol Hill have urged governors to consider dropping out of the provision of the law that expands Medicaid coverage.
Jindal said Tuesday that he is determined to “stand up and say no.”
“It makes no sense. This is a bad law. Obamacare, it doesn’t do what the president promised,” he said. “Governors have the right, now with the Supreme Court ruling. They should stand up. We’re not expanding Medicaid.
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Taking the Federal money is so logically