Kansas Gov. Brownback Vetoes Medicaid Cuz Jesus HATED Healing The Poor
Sam Brownback and his merry band of supply siders in the Kansas lege have wrought miracles: They are 45th in the nation in private sector job growth. Their schools are SUPER fucked. They get glowing marks from economists with headlines like "Kansas Ends Bad Economic News By Not Reporting It" and "Sam Brownback’s hidden reports reveal a Kansas economy in the dumps."
So you can see why Kansas Governor Brownback would want to fuck the poor just one more time before he's termed out of office in 2018. Otherwise, it might be his fault that an additional 150,000 or so people in his state still remain without health coverage, when they are probably just SO LAZY!
And that's why he's vetoed expanded "KanCare" (the state's privatized version of Medicaid) -- expanded KanCare passed by a thoroughly Republican state House and Senate who seem to have finally tired of the magic of Trickle Down. He had very good reasons (that poor people are lazy) and he laid them out on his website (poor people are lazy, and also sluts).
According to Brownback, the vetoed Kansas HB 2044 didn't "eliminate the inherited waiting list for services to our disabled community"; "include work requirements to help Kansans escape poverty"; or "have a neutral impact on the state budget." Additionally, he bitched, he was "disappointed this bill would lead to an increase in funding for Planned Parenthood."
Just a couple quick few notes here: 1) Brownback was elected in 2011. If he hasn't eliminated the waiting list for services for disabled he "inherited" six years ago, he might not be that awesome at government! B) HB 2044 did mandate job training and workforce services for childless, non-disabled folks who received the extra Kancare (as long as they earned only up to 133 percent of the poverty rate), but apparently it wasn't rude and denigrating enough for Sam Brownback; and 3) last May, Brownback cut $56 million from KanCare (also foregoing equal federal matching funds, so cuts rose to more than $120 million), because Kansas is broke because Republicans are TERRIBLE AT "ECONOMY."
It's cool though, because Sam Brownback is a very good Christian who hates abortions almost as much as his constituents -- and Jesus! -- hate him.
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