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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:51 AM

In Case You were Wondering if Your Governor was a Fucking Asshole... here's a handy map!!!!

I just saw this, it's brilliant, everybody needs to see this, especially if you live in the South. Governors all across the country are planning to deny up to 17 million people universal health care coverage for the simple reason that they elected a Fucking Asshole as a Governor.

go to the link, click on your state to see where your Governor stands.

Interactive Map Link: http://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefing/2012/11/09/MedicaidMap#lightbox/1/



The health care reform law Obama enacted in 2010 depends heavily on Medicaid, a joint federal-state health benefits program, to reach the goal of near-universal health care. If every state participated, 17 million uninsured people would gain coverage through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program between 2014 and 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The law extends Medicaid to anyone who earns up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $14,856 this year.

But at least a half-dozen governors say they simply won't go along with the law. When the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare in June, justices ruled states could opt out of the Medicaid expansion. The decision threatens to leave 3 million of the poorest Americans without health coverage, the Congressional Budget Office predicts.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- all Republicans -- are on record so far as resistors to expanding Medicaid, according to an analyses updated Thursday by the Advisory Board, a Washington-based health care consulting company.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/medicaid-expansion_n_2103384.html?utm_hp_ref=politics&ir=Politics&utm_hp_ref=politics



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Reply In Case You were Wondering if Your Governor was a Fucking Asshole... here's a handy map!!!! (Original post)
trailmonkee Nov 2012 OP
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #1
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #3
easychoice Nov 2012 #6
Sadiedog Nov 2012 #8
Wounded Bear Nov 2012 #22
PowerToThePeople Nov 2012 #39
flamingdem Nov 2012 #2
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #4
patrice Nov 2012 #5
lpbk2713 Nov 2012 #7
jmowreader Nov 2012 #9
progree Nov 2012 #10
LuvNewcastle Nov 2012 #11
Incitatus Nov 2012 #12
Scuba Nov 2012 #13
dragonlady Nov 2012 #25
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #14
shcrane71 Nov 2012 #15
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #16
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #17
Blue_In_AK Nov 2012 #30
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #34
Panasonic Nov 2012 #18
DFW Nov 2012 #19
coeur_de_lion Nov 2012 #20
trailmonkee Nov 2012 #21
coeur_de_lion Nov 2012 #37
libdem4life Nov 2012 #40
coeur_de_lion Nov 2012 #42
NoPasaran Nov 2012 #23
craigmatic Nov 2012 #24
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #26
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #27
proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 #28
orpupilofnature57 Nov 2012 #29
GoCubsGo Nov 2012 #31
Coyotl Nov 2012 #32
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #33
JustABozoOnThisBus Nov 2012 #35
Corgigal Nov 2012 #36
ailsagirl Nov 2012 #38
Care Acutely Nov 2012 #41

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:53 AM

1. It's not always the governor

In WA it was the attorney general Rob McKenna who filed a lawsuit against ACA and he just lost a bid for the governorship.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:57 AM

3. haha!! nice....

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:14 AM

6. hopefully,he is ruined/

This ends his political career.He is a real woman hating creep/theocratic nazi.
Gov. Chris Gregiore told him not to sue but he joined a bunch of his Republican Buddy A.G.'s and sued anyway.Whereupon the feds handed him his ass on a plate.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:55 AM

8. So happy he is toast!

I`m a pleased Washingtonian at the moment!

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:46 PM

22. Yeah, McKenna pissed me off with that stunt...

Made the state look bad IMHO.

Nice to see him unemployed, though I was a little worried for a while.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:42 PM

39. Rob McNotta gonna govern WA. n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:54 AM

2. I think many will get in line

or risk not being re-elected ..

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:59 AM

4. when we finally get single-payer, we'll have the non-participating states to thank.

 

here's hoping they hold STRONG in their resistance to the ACA.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:12 AM

5. Governor SUBSIDY-Sam Brownback, telling everyone what they can't have on Koch churchCoC's dime, as

we pay their way for community resources.

wow.

Shameful bidding on the price of human lives at less than 7K$ per prsn/year. They may hide Paul Ryan, but his plan to sell American lives will NOT go away.

:p

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:18 AM

7. Thanks, but I don't need a map to tell me Rick Scott is an asshole.




I've known it for quite some time.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:59 AM

9. My governor is a Fucking Asshole no matter what that map says

JR Simplot's son-in-law wouldn't cross the Republican Party Line no matter how much his state needed him to, and right now we have two classes of people in Idaho: poor and almost poor, and rich Repukes who want a tax haven but don't want to live in the desert. The natives need Obamacare badly but because they're Republicans too, they'll fight it tooth and nail.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:53 AM

10. Just to clarify, 133% of poverty level for an INDIVIDUAL is $14,856. Its $30,656 for a family of 4.

and $20,123 for a family of 2, and $25,390 for a family of 3.

>>The law extends Medicaid to anyone who earns up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is $14,856 this year.

In 2012: http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12fedreg.shtml

(household size, poverty guideline): (1, $11,170) (2, $15,130), (3, $19,090), (4, $23,050)

(household size, 133% of poverty): (1, $14,856) (2, $20,123), (3, $25,390), (4, $30,656)

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And no, our governor (Minnesota) is not a F'ing AHole. He's Democrat (DFL) Mark Dayton, amazingly elected in 2010 in what was otherwise a very red year. Sadly in 2010 we also elected a radical F'ing AHole Republican majority house and senate -- very rare in post-WWII Minnesota history to have both houses red. So the legislature did what it could to obstruct things. But that goes away in January 2013 because we just elected Democratic majority house and senate, so we've hit the BLUE TRIFECTA - governor and both houses of the legislature, and by considerable majorities.

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And no, obstructing Medicaid expansion is not going to lead to single-payer. Its going to lead to a lot of poor and near-poor people left uninsured.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:45 AM

11. When they raised the drinking age to 21 back in the 1980's,

they didn't force states to change their laws. They just said that states that didn't comply with the new regulation would lose federal money for highways. Maybe they could cut off other funds to states that won't follow this new law.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:46 AM

12. I know. I live in Florida, but thanks anyway,

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:38 AM

13. I don't need a map to know that Scott Walker is an asshole.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:57 PM

25. Second that

And since he's unlikely to come up with an acceptable exchange plan in the next week, we will get the default federal plan, which will be better than anything Scott would dream up.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:28 AM

14. With a 33% approval rating,

I think even a lot of Republican Floridians know Rick Scott is an idiot.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:34 AM

15. I know. Way to go Iowa... Gov. Brandstad wants to be a complete a-hole

but the Iowa State Senate is still in Dems hands. If that weren't the case, Iowa would go the way of Wisconsin.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:36 AM

16. I don't have to look at a map for that.

Our governor is an asshole of monumental proportions. He's so bad he makes me miss Sarah. He is definitely opposed to expanding Medicaid, but there had been quite a bit of push-back. Now that he's got complete control of both houses, I think Alaskans are in for a bumpy ride. Not only in this area, but on many, many other issues.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #16)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:51 AM

17. Jesus Christ that's bad... makes you miss Palin? Shit!!!

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #17)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:16 PM

30. He is unbelievably bad.

The thing he's been trying to do for the past two years is give the big 3 oil companies a $2 billion dollar a year tax break in the "hope" that they will reinvest the money into increasing production in the Alaska's oil fields. However, there is absolutely no quid pro quo, so CP, BP and EXXON are much more likely to invest it somewhere else leaving us with big budget deficits.

The one good thing that Sarah did (with help from the dems in the legislature) is reform our oil tax structure. Taxes are pretty high, but go down with increased exploration and production. It's brought in a lot of smaller oil companies, but the biggies just like sitting around on their legacy fields, basically holding the resource hostage. In fact, Exxon has been holding their leases at pt. Thomson for 30 years without producing anything.

Unlike in the lower 48, alaska's subsurface resources are owned collectively by the people of the state (art. 8 of our socialist constitution) so we all have a stake in this. Oil royalties finance probably 80% or more of our state gov't.

Gov. Sean Parnell, or Seanoco Parnellips as we like to call him, worked for the law firm that represented Exxon during the spill litigation and was formerly a lobbyist for ConocoPhillips. He is club for growth and an ALEC alumnus. In other words, a complete asshat. Every time we turn around he's suing the federal government on behalf of the state for one thing or another. He joined the anti-ACA lawsuits. I could go on and on.

He took over for Sarah after she quit, got his own term as an incumbent and could,if he wanted to, run again in 2014, although there are rumors that he may try to run against Mark Begich for us senate. He's so bad that even crazy rep Don Young calls him Captain Zero.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:00 PM

34. what a nightmare this guy is... love the nickname

Seanoco Parnellips

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:53 AM

18. My Governor is not an asshole

 

But my Repug Attorney General John Suthers is one big fucking asshole.

He's slated to be removed in '14. And if the lawsuit still exists, the new AG will withdraw it ASAP.



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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:55 AM

19. I'm from Texas--I don't have to ask

But our state legislature just went from rock solid Republican to no longer super-majority Republican.

Cracks are appearing in the dam, and the valley below is VERY thirsty.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:43 PM

20. I don't have to look at a map to know my governor is an asshole

I live in Florida.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:46 PM

21. sorry

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Response to trailmonkee (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:25 PM

37. Thanks . . . . I think. Me too. n/t

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:48 PM

40. We had Arnie the Groper...good luck.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:13 PM

42. But he's gone now (Arnie) so there is hope . . . .

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:49 PM

23. Governor For Life Rick Perry

I don't need a map.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:49 PM

24. Aww shit it sucks being from GA.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:01 PM

26. Actually I've been told by DUers that Illinois Governor Quinn is a total fucking asshole

so this map isn't correct....




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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:02 PM

27. My gov is Rick Perry, so I don't need a map to know! nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:03 PM

28. Kansas is not participating.

Add it to the asshole column.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:05 PM

29. I'm from NY and even a negative comment is a stand

Andrew Cuomo has his head in the 2016 scene, and though his handling of hurricane Sandy was good he lacks the conviction his father had when it came to the well being of the citizens of NY .

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:21 PM

31. No wondering necessary.

I knew Sarah, Jr. was a fucking asshole before she even won her primary, let alone got elected. Hell, even members of her own party knew it, and tried to convince people to vote for the Democrat. Enough people ignored them, and voted for the person with the "R" after her name--for the sole reason that they vote only for people with an "R" after their name, no matter how incompetent or corrupt they are. And, now we are all paying for it.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:22 PM

32. Give them the rope for free

Then watch them hang themselves politically on this one!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:26 PM

33. I thought that opting out, only meant that the feds would then step in and take it over

if the states did not set up their own exchanges, etc.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 03:46 PM

35. No, I wasn't wondering ...

... I KNOW my governor (Snyder R,MI) is a fucking asshole.

But, the recall campaign failed, so we're stuck with him.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:07 PM

36. Oh I knew that

Nikki Haley also allowed this . Which is just flipping great. Couldn't have spent a little money to encrypt the information, Oh No. The rich people on water wouldn't have liked that. I hate this place.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/experts-sc-hacking-largest-vs-state-tax-agency-173341882--finance.html

They will participate in this issue in a few years. After they spend money on doing their "Me too" thing they will fall inline quietly. Rebels without a cause South Carolina.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:36 PM

38. Lucky, lucky, lucky to have Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. for my governor (D)

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 05:17 PM

41. Yeah. Knew that. Moving away from here.

Nebraska is becoming intolerable, and climate change will soon serve to amplify this fact.

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