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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 04:05 PM
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Medicaid cuts could carry a political cost, too
http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/10929121....
Medicaid cuts could carry a political cost, too

By KEVIN MURPHY

The Kansas City Star


GERSTER, Mo. Gary Ruckel, like most rural Missourians, backed Matt Blunt for governor last fall and voted other Republicans into legislative seats.

Ruckel agreed with Blunt on issues such as gun control and gay marriage, but he was not considering a subject that hit much closer to home: medical care.

So when Blunt proposed cuts in Medicaid last month that could cost Ruckel and his wife, Vivian Ruckel, some services, the couple had second thoughts about backing Republicans.
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KissMeKate Donating Member (741 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 04:07 PM
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1. when a dog wont stop killing chickens
you hang a dead chicken around its neck and let it rot there. The dog will realise chickens arent so tasty anymore!
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 04:08 PM
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2. Just start talking about the gay threat to marriage and the sheep
will rollover and accept awol's cuts to their health care.

Skeleton Greed Preachers

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 04:14 PM
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3. Tough luck!
Next time vote smarter.
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indianablue Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 04:38 PM
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4. F*****G TOUGH!
I do not want to hear any freaking Bush, Inc/GOP lover whine about anything!

I hope they strip you of all your benefits and you have to turn tricks on the street it serves your right you brain washed freaks!


GOD HOW I HATE THESE PEOPLE!
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 04:51 PM
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5. Wow,
And I thought Bush showed compassion...
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 05:03 PM
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6. Gary & Vivian Ruckel were happy enough to fuck over other people ...
Edited on Fri Feb-18-05 05:06 PM by TahitiNut
... until this monster regime they supported turned on them too. I too have very little compassion for those who supported this regime's predation and wind up getting screwed by it. It's like having compassion for an arsonist who dies screaming in his own flames - not much.
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indianablue Donating Member (558 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 05:18 PM
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9. I have no compassion for compassionless people!
These people have voted time and time again against their ownbest interest. So once again I say thats F***** Tough!
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 05:12 PM
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7. Poor Gary. John Kerry wanted to take away his guns.
Stupid f'ing moron.

He's probably real pleased about the tax cuts for the rich too.
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durablend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 05:13 PM
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8. Hey vern...looks like them sheep got hoodwinked!
YEE HAW!
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 05:43 PM
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10. In the words of their hero Rush...
"See, I Told You So!".
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 08:52 PM
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11. This is a lesson they are just going to have to learn
In the meantime, maybe they can ask their local Republican Party for help.

This is what we call a TP (their problem), not an MP (my problem).
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 09:03 PM
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12. I live in SW MO and the GOP is getting hit hard down here...
in the papers, I hope it continues.
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hadrons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 09:08 PM
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13. "the couple had second thoughts about backing Republicans" ....
Gary and Vivian Moran, err Ruckel just have second thoughts ... those jackasses still haven't gotten it ... screw those two dumb fucks
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 09:29 PM
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14. oh, so now it matters....
welcome to our world....


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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 09:47 PM
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15. Many who drank the Kool Aid about anti abortion, anti gay were on Medicare
Those who took the bait that were on Medicare and social security will now feel the wrath of King Chimpy.
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spikesmom Donating Member (61 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 09:54 PM
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16. Chimpy's Rant
Chimpy ranted and raved against gays and abortion prior to the election. Chimpy implied that he was so moral and had "family values".
All the fools bought his act-hahaha-has he mentioned "family values" lately????
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PA Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-05 10:03 PM
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17. Medicaid cuts are being proposed here in PA also
by Governor Ed Rendell. Of course the right wing is blaming Rendell (a Democrat), but we depend on the federal government for about 70% of our state's Medicaid funding. Repubs control both the state house and the state senate and they want to cut taxes, but Rendell will get blamed for Medicaid cuts.

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scarletlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-19-05 08:25 AM
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18. well, let's hope they live long enough after their medicaid
is cut to be able to vote democratic in the next election.
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