| All that talk by Republicans about "family values", Jesus, their Christian faith, helping those less fortunate, and loving thy neighbor is pure bullshit and we should never again believe them until they start "walking the walk":
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) opposes providing health benefits to more than 40,000 "able-bodied" poor people by expanding the state's Medicaid program under President Barack Obama's health care reform law, he told legislators Tuesday.
Daugaard objected to adding healthy, poor adults to Medicaid in an address to the state legislature Tuesday. "I want to stress that: these are able-bodied adults. They're not disabled; we already cover the disabled. They're not children; we already cover children. These are adults -- all of them," said Daugaard, Yankton, S.D.-based WNAX radio reported.
Expanding Medicaid would provide 44,000 South Dakotans with health coverage under the new rules between 2014 and 2022, according to a recent study issued by the Urban Institute and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, 6 million state residents who already qualify but aren't enrolled will sign up for benefits during the nationwide rollout of Obamacare that begins next October.
Republicans don't care about the society they live in as a whole. They don't care if their neighbor is healthy, has TB, or can't get proper prenatal care for their baby.
Texas won't expand its health care rolls for the poor and children.
Louisiana won't expand its health care rolls for the poor and children.
Alabama won't expand its health care rolls for the poor and children.
Florida and Wisconsin won't expand its health care rolls for the poor and children.
Republicans don't care that while corporations are doing better than ever before due to the voodoo mind control of the "anti-business", Socialist, Kenyan-Marxist President Obama (another big lie Republicans repeat incessantly!), workers are actually doing worse than they have in years:
Total wages have now fallen to a record low of 43.5% of GDP.
The Job Creators, who are hoarding massive wealth and massive amounts of tax-free, offshore cash, haven't created shit for jobs since Obama has come into office - on purpose and with mal intent towards The People.
Until 1975, wages almost always accounted for at least half of GDP, and had been as high as 49% as recently as early 2001.
But overall economic growth has literally zoomed past growth in hourly wages and job creation since the end of Great Recession, so the man and woman on the street's share of the economic pie has dropped steadily.
Republican elected officials at the federal and state level are doing the same.
And how they can be trusted right now by anyone on our side in critical budget and tax negotiations absolutely amazes me.