Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:54 PM
47of74 (8,915 posts)
Braindead: The Register is being sooooooo mean to me!
Our wonderful Governor is complaining about Register editorials;
Gov. Terry Branstad is using the Des Moines Register’s editorial board’s call for Medicaid expansion in Iowa as a reason to raise campaign money.
In a letter emailed to supporters today, Branstad’s campaign notes that the Register has repeatedly called on him to expand the Medicaid insurance program next year to cover tens of thousands more poor adults. The editorials have noted that the federal government has promised to pay 100 percent of the cost for the first three years, then at least 90 percent in the future. Branstad has expressed skepticism about the feds’ ability to keep that promise, and he has said he’s worried that the state could wind up on the hook for huge costs.
“Dear Friends,” his letter says, “you probably haven’t noticed, but buried deep in The Des Moines Register, they are waging a campaign against the governor, trying to force his hand into expanding Medicaid. They do this without a care in the world as to where the extra hundreds of millions of dollars would come from, and taking no issue with the fact that this government program fails to make those it covers healthier.
“In fact, they have written 14 editorials on Medicaid expansion – just since January 22! Quite an obsession. It’s time to fight back. Will you donate $14 to battle their vicious smears? That’s just one dollar for every editorial they’ve written attacking this governor."
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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:46 PM
47of74 (8,915 posts)
4. The only thing that's keeping him and the House GOP from Koch-izing Iowa...
...is the Democratic control of the Senate.
Thank God for all the Democrats in the Iowa Senate.