A matter of conscience

It seems clear to me that Obama decided early on that his administration would go lightly on regulation enforcement, lest we destroy more jobs. Okay, I get it. I don’t agree with it, but I get it. However, I can think of no good reason why he’d let his administration ignore the many, many environmental and social sins of the coal industry when everyone knows it is already dying. In fact, he should have this latest death on his conscience.

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Another governor rejects Medicaid expansion

I guess this guy didn’t get the message that Republican governors “are thawing their icy resolve against expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.” From Huffington Post:

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) opposes providing health benefits to more than 40,000 “able-bodied” poor people by expanding the state’s Medicaid program under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, he told legislators Tuesday…

…If South Dakota were to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, its costs would be would $5.6 billion between 2014 and 2022 while the federal government would send $11.4 billion to the state, according to the Urban Institute and the Kaiser Family Foundation. But if South Dakota doesn’t expand Medicaid, the state will still spend $5.5 billion more because it is responsible for more than 40 percent of the expense of covering the 6,000 residents already entitled to the program but not enrolled, according to the study…

Wingnuts don’t worry about arithmetic.

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