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Archive for the tag “republicans”

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Medicaid expansion in Missouri has reached a grinding halt. The voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment requiring the state to expand Medicaid in accordance with the federal Affordable Care Act. Most of the funds for the expansion are federal. The Republicans in the Missouri legislature have still blocked the expansion because they say there is no source of funding. This is appalling and a demonstration of why the public has lost faith in government. Ironically the rural communities represented by Republicans would benefit the most from expansion. Written by Paul Dribin

Covid Relief Bill and Politics

it is a mystery to me why Republicans don ‘t support the Covid relief package put forth by President Biden. It is hugely popular and will help Republican as well as Democratic constituents. I guess they are more focused on opposing anything Democrats propose than on getting anything done. Written by Paul Dribin

Chickens Coming Home to Roost-Hawley

The insurrection yesterday at the Capitol was horrible, but it was a natural outcome of Republican stances for years, supporting conspiracy theories, and non fact based information. Josh Hawley, Junior Senator from Missouri got burned badly. He was grandstanding to the know nothing crowd by lifting his fist in support of the mobsters outside the capitol. He started the objection to Biden’s election movement. Now the whole world has seen the violence that has wreaked. Yesterday was horrible, if it resulted in the end of Hawley’s political career that would be good. Written by Paul Dribin

Georgia on my Mind

As I write this Reverend Warnock has won and Mr. Ossoff is on the verge of winning, giving the Democrats control of the Senate. It remains to be seen if this will be a lesson for the radical Republicans who seem hellbent on subverting the constitution. we shall see. Written by Paul Dribin

Election Rant

This is a little off subject or not. I was very disturbed by a recent CBS poll which showed the great division in our country. Registered Republicans felt that the country was going great, things were better than 4 years ago, Trump had handled the Coronavirus well, and racial disharmony was exaggerated. I guess this is the power of Fox News which presents an alternate reality. Written by Paul Dribin

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