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It’s still like a whole other country

It’s still like a whole other country

Along with Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Missouri, and several other states.

Rick Perry says Texas will not participate in Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion:


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This will, at least, give people and businesses a polling place to vote with their feet.

But, if we do right this November, we can just kill this monster and demand a return to markets in medical care and insurance.

And…as a collateral benefit…

Perry’s move works as an idiot separation device!

    theduchessofkitty in reply to Ragspierre. | July 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

    To borrow and modify a quote from The Most Famous TX Transplant,

    “I’m staying in Texas, and y’all can go to Hell!”

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to theduchessofkitty. | July 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      “Hey, y’all can go to California, Oregon, Wisconsin or New York an’ git a whole lot more free stuff than here in nasty ol’ Texas.”

      One of my daughter’s friends has a mother who is chronically sick with mystery illnesses and has hardly worked in 20 years. She’s on SSI, welfare and all kinds of public assistance. Having lived in Oregon and Cali for years, she moved down here to Texas. For less that a year. She’s back in a town near Eugene, Oregon, where the Lefties have created a malingerer’s Utopia.

        LukeHandCool in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | July 10, 2012 at 1:05 pm

        In our office (municipal gummint in CA) we have four people out on long-term disability.

        Three with carpal tunnel syndrome and one with stress.

        I had a genetic childhood disease affecting my skeletal development. My joints are always stiff and sore. I manage. The Carpal Syndrome 3 are complete phonies. One of them went out on disability just after her husband won the disability lottery in an accident while he was driving a government vehicle on the job. He was not seriously injured, but has been off the job for two years now. It warms my heart that they can sit and watch TV at home all day everyday together and get paid for it.

        The one who has been out on “stress” is a joke. Crikey, I have social phobia and I have days when I have to force myself to walk out the front door. She never let the occasionally very fast-paced work environment faze her. She has one speed … slow … and couldn’t care less. Haven’t seen her for at least six months. But her doctor keeps faxing the paperwork to keep her off work. Must be nice knowing a doctor like that.

        I made a mistake. We have five people out. The one legitimate case, a great guy with a strong work ethic who is battling cancer, actually tried coming back to work and worked for a month before his condition deteriorated. He’s due for a bone marrow transplant. It kills me that the other four are treated by the systemm just like him.

      Actually the quote is:

      “you may all go to Hell. I will go to Texas.”

      Davy Crocket to the constituents of his Tennessee district.

“It’s still like a whole other country”. Don’t forget Texas once was a whole other country, so they better quit pissing us off before we start getting ideas.

Henry Hawkins | July 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

Did he offer three reasons for not participating, and if so, did he rmember them?

Maybe conditions are shaping up for a grassroots movement amongst the states toward an amendment to end this nonsense? If enough states reject ObamaCare, we the people could override the federal government and restore some sanity.

LukeHandCool | July 10, 2012 at 12:19 pm

With a substantial illegal immigrant population and U.S. citizens from other states flocking to Texas in search of jobs, I imagine it’s rather easy to play with numbers pertaining to the percentage of Texans who have health insurance coverage.

huskers-for-palin | July 10, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I think the number stands at around 12ish states?….some states will have votes this November in the form of referendums. Many states are sitting on the fence to see how the elections go. Protective legislation is being drafted in over 25 states.

Some states will suck up to the govt teet. If enough states balk it will put a kink in their plans.

Henry Hawkins | July 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm

North Carolina’s Democrat governor is a lame duck, declined to run for reelection (Bev Perdue of “we should suspend elections” fame). The NC state houses went full GOP in 2010. The next governor will almost certainly be Pat McCrory (R). Therefore, I think NC will join the “thanks, but no thanks” group of states.

New Texas/Florida Medicaid program:

Bus ticket from your state to a state that got sucked into 0bamacare/tax.

Unless, of course, we can get it repealed, which is the solution I’d prefer.

There’s a reason for stories like this:

TX named America’s top state for business 2012

Lots of us like Rick Perry just fine.