Our new favorite One-L Michele in politics, Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, is one tough opponent of Big Government. She's against wasteful government entitlements like Medicaid and voted against expanding it in Nevada, of course. On the other hand, she's also an entrepreneur who runs a couple of home healthcare businesses, "Always There 4 You" and "Always There Personal Care," which have received roughly $6 million in Medicaid funding over the past five years, which is not Big Government at all, but rather, the fruits of her own hard work. And just to prove that she opposes the heavy hand of government regulation, Fiore is now facing the possible loss of her operating license because she
I think if you actually had an opinion or course of action it would be good to hear.
I can condemn act number of policies and find statistics to back them, but if I don't have a solution I'm just complaining.
We have a higher % now more than ever on government subsidies, eventually the working will not be able to pay for that.... I'm middle class and I get up every day and go to work and talk to my friends that are the same abuses.
Healthcare has been out of control for 15 years, no one fault but the lobbyists and politicians who won't fix it. But instead we get a bs policy that puts everybody but the rich on government subsidies without addressing the problem.
If you think these kids have a chance to excel in the households they brought up in I think you should spend some time around inner city family's. Give them free everything and they aren't going to raise their kids better, and the kids aren't going to listen in school because their parents don't care.
Again address the problem.
Those are just my opinions and criticize them all you want but at least have an idea of your own that doesn't involve giving away other people's money to politicians, doctors, and the chronically unemployable
And all this exchange proves is that you're completely devoid of a sense of humor.
Whatever it takes for you to deny the fact that you are a hypocrite, I guess.
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Lighten up, Francis! A significant number of wonkette readers are female (like myself) and still find humor in female politicians who look like blow-up dolls and bash the government and safety net from which they benefit. Where is the hypocrisy in that?
(Also too, boobs, and why did you think a mommy blog with penis jokes would care about acting "enlightened?")
As a doctor who takes Medicare and Medicaid, they aren't just GIVING it away to me. I'm one of the few doctors in my area still taking Medicare patients because I like serving the elderly and I work my butt off caring for them. I have loans to pay off and children to feed, clothe and shelter and I cannot do it for free.
"...she's rich, she's got HUUUGE tracts of land...."
I saw a picture of Jenna Bush with a T-shirt which read "wish these were full of Tequila."
Fiore had her in home health care business shut down.
The Republican platform is making abortion illegal. Also, until then, making it as difficult as possible for a woman to get, all the while defending these moves to close abortion facilities as protecting women's health from dangerous procedures (don't look at our maternal death rates, 48th of 184 https://www.cia.gov/library... rank.html. How about defunding Planned Parenthood, the largest single provider of women's health services and contraception in the US, but only 3% of those services are related to abortion (and not 1cent of fed $.)So it's morally wrong to help fund women health services and but it's morally good to cut food stamps to the poor it will help them to work harder. They're living at or below 150% of the poverty level (pvl 23,550 family of 4) 51% to children, 21% elderly, 12% disabled. It's good to spend 60% as much as we spend for food subsides to guarantee farm income."Direct payment subsidies are provided without regard to the economic need of the recipients or the financial condition of the farm economy. Established in 1996, direct payments were originally meant to wean farmers off traditional subsidies that are triggered during periods of low prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, rice, and other crops."Top states for direct payments (2004)were Iowa ($501 million), Illinois ($454 million), and Texas ($397 million). Direct payments of subsidies are limited to $40,000 per person or $80,000 per couple.
I could scream listening to the well-fed, the well-housed and the warm talk about how expensive the poor are to the taxpayer, Gingrich had it right, child labor laws just prevent them from learning to work. If you get sick, die quickly -- it will cost too me much if you don't.
Real wages have not gone up since the '70's. It's no use telling people to work harder or get a better job if 25% of jobs are service sector paying less than $10. Median wages have gone from $22K to $27K, rent from $150 to What, 1500?
No shocker there. If you run around parading yourself as a patriot you are probably a corrupt piece of shit like Fiore.
Missed a trick, clearly. Should've called it the Republic for the United States of Sane, Independent America and then vigorously condemned anyone who saw anything odd about the acronym.
Well done! Very clever, indeed. :o)
Have you tried BBW Naughty Healthcare Provider?
It would still be a pain in the ass for each employee to explain the discrepancy.