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Rick Perry tells Obama and HHS to go **** themselves

Farnsworth 2012/07/10 13:17:18
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Governor Rick Perry said on Monday Texas will not implement an expansion of the Medicaid program or create a health insurance exchange, placing the state with the highest percentage of people without insurance outside key parts of President Barack Obama's signature law.


Perry joined fellow Republican governors of Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Mississippi and Louisiana in rejecting the two provisions of the law, according to americanhealthline.com. They hope that November elections will result in Republicans winning the White House and enough seats in Congress to repeal the law.


"I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government," Perry said in a statement.


He sent a letter on Monday to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius asking her to relay the message to Obama that Perry opposes the provisions "because both represent brazen intrusions into the sovereignty of our state."


"I stand proudly with the growing chorus of governors who reject the Obamacare power grab. Neither a 'state' exchange nor the expansion of Medicaid under this program would result in better 'patient protection' or in more 'affordable care,'" said Perry, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race in January. "They would only make Texas a mere appendage of the federal government when it comes to health care."


Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, is a frequent critic of the Obama administration and the author of a book on states' rights called "Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington." Perry in 2009 rejected federal funding for unemployment benefits because accepting it would have required Texas to expand the number of people entitled to draw the benefits.


"To expand this program is like adding a thousand people to the Titanic," Perry said. "You don't expand a program that is not working already. If the federal government were serious about finding solutions, what they would do is block-grant those dollars back to the states, so states could find more efficient ways to deliver healthcare."

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  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2012/07/10 14:48:48
    I stand with Texas
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +14
    Anyone else see doctors bailing out of their profession? I know of three early retirements and each doctor cited Obamacare as the reason.

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  • lee Defend ... 2012/07/12 18:04:43
    lee
    that's a good one coming from you.

    since when has that ever been a requirement of yours?
  • Defend ... lee 2012/07/13 01:04:47
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    either back your comment with facts or do not reply
  • lee Defend ... 2012/07/13 16:33:33
    lee
    what would happen if i held YOU to that standard.
  • Defend ... lee 2012/07/14 01:48:37
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    I see still no facts
  • lee Defend ... 2012/07/14 17:41:02 (edited)
    lee
    that's because you don't look for them.
  • Defend ... lee 2012/07/14 18:49:54
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    you have no facts
  • Catch224u 2012/07/10 23:07:43
    I stand with Texas
    Catch224u
    +2
    Obama said it was a no brainer for states, what with the Fed. Gov. paying 100%. Obama didn't say the 100% would only last 3 years. What then would the states do?
  • Farnsworth Catch224u 2012/07/10 23:24:23
    Farnsworth
    +3
    The cost is all going to be passed on to the states
  • Catch224u Farnsworth 2012/07/10 23:28:53
    Catch224u
    +2
    Well then, this is not full disclosure.
  • ☆ Queen... Catch224u 2012/07/11 02:26:07
    ☆ QueenAline
    +4
    is anything he says the truth?
  • Farnsworth ☆ Queen... 2012/07/11 11:32:14
    Farnsworth
    no he's an idiot
  • Vis Vires Catch224u 2012/07/11 04:41:10
    Vis Vires
    +2
    The 100% will become 90%, then I suspect 80% - until it becomes zero quickly. If we don't opt out now, people who live in States who opt out will come to Texas and we'll be stuck with them with no federal money to pay for them. Better opt out now and send the whiners to states pushing for obamacare. Let those states deal with the consequences.
  • Farnsworth Vis Vires 2012/07/11 11:33:09
    Farnsworth
    +1
    well said and:

    nail on the head
  • Vis Vires Farnsworth 2012/07/11 19:19:16
    Vis Vires
    +1
    Thanks!
  • ed 2012/07/10 23:00:29
    I stand with Texas
    ed
    +3
    way to go
  • jim 2012/07/10 22:52:57
    I stand with Texas
    jim
    +3
    Better that Obama and his corrupt band of thieves **** themselves. It will be a nice change from their ****ing us for the last four years.
  • Farnsworth jim 2012/07/10 23:24:46
    Farnsworth
    +4
    ain't that the truth
  • sick'n'tired PWCM 2012/07/10 22:48:36
    I stand with Texas
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    +4
    YES!!!
  • Farnsworth sick'n'... 2012/07/10 23:25:12
    Farnsworth
    +5
    we need more states to say piss off to Obamacare
  • ☆ Queen... Farnsworth 2012/07/11 02:26:48
    ☆ QueenAline
    +4
    yes....ALL 57 (sarcasm)
  • Mr. T 2012/07/10 22:43:27
    I stand with Texas
    Mr. T
    +3
    I stand with texas but here is what will happen...the feds will cut all federal monies to Texas and they will fold.
  • Farnsworth Mr. T 2012/07/10 23:27:24
    Farnsworth
    +3
    Can't. THE SCOTUS said that the the government couldn't do that. They wanted to but Roberts left the states to opt out without fear of reprisal from the feds.

    But we shall see, you may be right in the end.
  • Mr. T Farnsworth 2012/07/10 23:32:58
    Mr. T
    +4
    I hope you are right. I know Alaska is also doing the same thing and we felt the sting before. If there is a way for Obama & Holder to screw Texas...they will.
  • K-ZOOMI... Mr. T 2012/07/10 23:32:19
    K-ZOOMI-----0
    +2
    Not according to the SCOTUS decision that says that is unconstitutional. >_<
  • Mr. T K-ZOOMI... 2012/07/10 23:36:25
    Mr. T
    +2
    They also said healthcare WAS constitutional....pr!cks.
  • K-ZOOMI... Mr. T 2012/07/11 00:06:26
    K-ZOOMI-----0
    +3
    As a TAX! If they decided it was under the Commerce Clause, it would have been 100% Unconstitutional. The Free people of America just got hosed big time. All we can do is vote this administration completely out!
  • Mr. T K-ZOOMI... 2012/07/11 00:23:31
    Mr. T
    +3
    Thumbs up.
  • Iamfree 2012/07/10 22:12:09
    I stand with Texas
    Iamfree
    +4
    Good for him and for Texas.
  • Farnsworth Iamfree 2012/07/10 23:27:43
    Farnsworth
    +4
    was glad he's walking the walk.
  • gocar 2012/07/10 21:24:28
    I love socialism and will get on my knees for Obama
    gocar
    +1
    Not exactly a fair choice but I would never stand with a nut from Texas. These are the same kind of governors who refused to desegregate the South. They are stubborn and cater to the most debase instincts of the low lifes who support them.
  • Farnsworth gocar 2012/07/10 23:29:00
    Farnsworth
    +6
    blah blah blah....same old liberal talking points and BS. As far as my choices go, you picked the right one,
  • Stardust gocar 2012/07/11 00:41:04
  • ☆ Queen... Stardust 2012/07/11 02:28:18
    ☆ QueenAline
    +3
    love that!!!!!!!
  • Patriotic gocar 2012/07/11 01:05:26
    Patriotic
    I live in Texas and am tired of governors like Bush and Perry. This is nonsense! We currently have the highest rate of people, especially children without insurance in the nation! Republicans run this state, and they will have to be forced to do it, just like the states of the South when it came to desegregation. You are exactly right. I think the debates should have shown people just how stupid Rick Perry is.



    Republicans keep re-electing this idiot. He has fired teachers, fire fighters, and police officers in this state. He took the stimulus money and balanced the state's budget, and refused to use it for what it was intended for. He chose instead to fire people. What a dufus!
  • Herb Patriotic 2012/07/11 04:15:25
    Herb
    +1
    good luck with that this state is to red to ever get turned.
  • Patriotic Herb 2012/07/11 04:44:15
    Patriotic
    Long live King Rick Perry!
  • Farnsworth Patriotic 2012/07/11 11:35:37
    Farnsworth
    +1
    Better a king than dictator Obama
  • Patriotic Farnsworth 2012/07/11 21:43:32
    Patriotic
    Well I never!!!!
  • Farnsworth Patriotic 2012/07/11 11:34:59
    Farnsworth
    +1
    Hit the road jack, your part of the problem. Take a couple of illegals when you leave
  • Patriotic Farnsworth 2012/07/11 21:43:59
    Patriotic
    What a little racist you are...

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