If you make more than $3,200 a year in Florida, you are ineligible for Medicaid whether you are a man, woman or child. Republican Tea Party Gov. Rick Scott and his Teapublican super-majority legislature have decided this is fair treatment.
Tea Party Republican Billionaire Gov. Rick Scott was the CEO of the corporation convicted of the biggest fraud against Medicare in history. When questioned personally he repeatedly refused to answer on the grounds that it might incriminate him, yet his money paid for TV messages that got him elected.
This Mother Jones article is filled with details and examples of this series of these
Crimes Against Humanity.
Excerpt from MJ:
Where the Sun Don’t Shine
From high-speed trains to care for terminally ill kids: a few of the federal grants Florida has turned down
$2.4 billion: High-speed rail
$37.5 million: Support for people moving out of nursing homes
$31.5 million: Home visits for new mothers
$11.1 million: Teen pregnancy and STD prevention
$8.3 million: Three county health centers
$2.1 million: Helping Floridians navigate the health insurance industry
$2 million: Hospice care for children
$2 million: Aid for seniors to pay for Medicare premiums and buy prescription drugs
$1 million: Strengthening state review of insurance premium increases
$1 million: Insurance exchange to help consumers compare plans and buy subsidized coverage
$875,000: Cancer prevention
Does it seem that these Crimes Against Humanity are aimed at women, children, students, people in poverty, the disabled? Well, they are
Follow the money. Where does all the money really go since it doesn’t simply disappear? For now it is simply given away by the millions as tax incentive payments to certain corporations and organizations such as school and prison privatization entities. Scott and the Teapublicans openly state that they plan to create a 0% corporate tax rate within a few years – you know, like the Banana Republics have.
Sociopaths, especially wealthy sociopaths, are now definitely part of the “political class.”
We must reclaim reform, or we shall perish.
By the way, liberal Illinois Democratic politicos with their Democrapublican super-majority legislature are following the same destructive paths against the middle class and the poor. Membership in the “political class” must have that as a prerequisite. (Another blog will demonstrate that.)