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15. So the average tax break Christie gave millionaires is SIX TIMES HIGHER
Than the $5300 MAXIMUM EARNINGS Christie wants to impose on poor families to qualify for Medicaid!


Gov. Christie's proposed income limits would cut Medicaid for working poor

Published: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 6:15 AM Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9:42 AM

By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Burea

TRENTON Adults in a family of three that makes as little as $103 a week would earn too much to qualify for health care provided by Medicaid under a sharply curtailed program Gov. Chris Christie wants the federal government to approve this year, according to state officials and advocates briefed on the proposal.


The state estimates that about 23,000 people in the coming fiscal year would be prevented from enrolling in Medicaid and New Jersey FamilyCare, a spinoff program for working poor who make slightly more than the Medicaid limits.

The Christie administration is expected to propose cutting the maximum income level of Medicaid from $24,645 to $5,317 a year for a family of three, said Ray Castro, senior analyst for New Jersey Policy Perspective, a left-leaning think tank, who was briefed by administration officials. State officials confirmed the figure.

"That is about a third of the poverty level," Castro said. "That means that an uninsured parent working full time at a minimum-wage job wouldnt be eligible. A parent who works half-time for minimum wage wouldnt even qualify.

You've been forewarned, America.
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  -Income tax increase on NJ millionaires passed by Senate committee, awaits decision by Christie nonperson  Jun-27-11 10:24 PM   #0 
  - An average of $32,150 per person in that bracket. n/t  Wilms   Jun-27-11 10:58 PM   #1 
  - So the average tax break Christie gave millionaires is SIX TIMES HIGHER  nonperson   Jun-28-11 11:03 AM   #15 
     - Kick n/t  Wilms   Jun-28-11 07:02 PM   #17 
  - Bet Mr. Creosote veto's it again.  Historic NY   Jun-27-11 11:11 PM   #2 
  - give him...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-28-11 12:01 AM   #5 
     - LMAO! If only. n/t  VWolf   Jun-28-11 11:14 AM   #16 
        - It's only wafer thin...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-29-11 01:10 PM   #18 
  - No way. He will counter with a tax decrease for the rich and extra rape for the poor.  onehandle   Jun-27-11 11:27 PM   #3 
  - Can the legislature override his expected veto?  CaliforniaPeggy   Jun-27-11 11:33 PM   #4 
  - The Democratic controlled Assembly and Senate couldn't override last time  nonperson   Jun-28-11 07:20 AM   #9 
     - "The majority rules only when it's a Republican majority and the minority rules when it's a  kath   Jun-29-11 06:07 PM   #20 
  - My state income taxes increased by $400 from last year. Thanks, Governor Christie.  E-Z-B   Jun-28-11 06:58 AM   #6 
  - It's his pleasure. No, really, it is.  No Elephants   Jun-28-11 07:16 AM   #8 
  - And our highest in the nation property taxes in NJ rose 4% for 2010  nonperson   Jun-28-11 07:28 AM   #10 
  - Christie is embarrassed by "Jersey Shore," pointing out that the cast is really from NY.  No Elephants   Jun-28-11 07:15 AM   #7 
  - What if the Dems offer him a dump truck full of donuts?  BladesOfAiur   Jun-28-11 08:54 AM   #11 
  - What makes you think his typical breakfast appetizer will change his mind?  nonperson   Jun-28-11 09:50 AM   #14 
  - Don't tell me what Christie's going to do -- I want to be surprised...  brooklynite   Jun-28-11 09:27 AM   #12 
  - hahaha You know you won't get any surprises out of Chris Christie  nonperson   Jun-28-11 09:47 AM   #13 
  - this is the kind of move Obama and Dems in Congress don't seem to get--sometimes you win  yurbud   Jun-29-11 01:26 PM   #19 
  - I won't be getting a much needed property tax refund this year for the first time=-(  Walk away   Jun-29-11 06:22 PM   #21 

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