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Lsut81
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Gov. Christie to announce expansion of Medicaid in budget speech



Looks like he is getting in bed with Obamacare, just like Scott in Florida...

Spineless fricks they are. If they want to do this because of the $$$, albeit, but don't come out whining and complaining about Obamacare and then come with your hands out.

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Gov. Chris Christie will expand the state's Medicaid program to cover 300,000 uninsured New Jersey residents, The Star-Ledger learned today. The governor's new budget, which he plans to unveil at joint session of the Legislature this afternoon, also relies on state revenue growth of 4.9 percent and delays some property tax rebates for local taxpayers, according to three sources with knowledge of the budget plan who spoke on the condition of anonymity.


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Queen
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Can't win a national election without giving something away, right?





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Powerman
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How is expanding the state medicaid program getting in bed with "Obamacare"





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Lsut81
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How is expanding the state medicaid program getting in bed with "Obamacare"



That is the requirement for states to get Obamacare $$$...






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Powerman
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That is the requirement for states to get Obamacare $$$...


I see

Just got to the part where it said it would be federally funded

Say what you want but he's acting in the best interest of his state by passing the cost on to the feds






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Decatur
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heaven forbid a state do something that is beneficial for them





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Lsut81
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Say what you want but he's acting in the best interest of his state by passing the cost on to the feds


I said that in the OP... I've got no problem if he wants to take $$$, but don't come out bitching and complaining about Obamacare and then put your hand out.

Just goes to show you that at the end of the day, they are all whores.






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ScoopAndScore
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Say what you want but he's acting in the best interest of his state by passing the cost on to the feds

Maybe, maybe not.

It's very short-sighted IMO.






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jcole4lsu
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Just got to the part where it said it would be federally funded

expecting 5% growth and delaying (aka eliminating) rebates to citizens is passing all costs to the feds?







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Powerman
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I said that in the OP... I've got no problem if he wants to take $$$, but don't come out bitching and complaining about Obamacare and then put your hand out.


Yeah, I get the hypocrite angle

But once the law is in place you'd be stupid to not take the money for your state







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BlackHelicopterPilot
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I said that in the OP... I've got no problem if he wants to take $$$, but don't come out bitching and complaining about Obamacare and then put your hand out.



I have to disagree here.

There are "deductions" that I may want removed. But, as long as they exist...I'll claim them on my taxes.


(the above is an example. I'll not give a "link" or a "specific")






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Meauxjeaux
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They'll all get in with it.

Why?

Because they'll all not be subject to it.

Obamacare is for the little people.






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Lsut81
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Yeah, I get the hypocrite angle

But once the law is in place you'd be stupid to not take the money for your state



I guess you're right... What the hell, doesn't matter, they're expecting the funding to only last 3yrs anyway... Might as well hurry up and run the country into the ground quicker, so we can get to the reset button and start anew.






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BaylorTiger
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Liberals like to point out the hypocrisy that Ayn Rand took Social Security Benefits...

The defense to that point, she wanted to take back what the government unjustly took from her...same concept here.

Oh, welcome back SpiderManTuba.






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Lsupimp
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you'd be stupid to not take the money for your state


Or principled.
We have to leave room for the odd guy who might still be principled, right ?
Regardless, one way or the other, Christie is making his bed.






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Rohan2Reed
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So this is why the CPAC snubbed him.





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BBONDS25
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Meh. Obamacare passed. Its gonna be on the books whether he takes money or not. I have no problem with someone being against a policy...and taking advantage of that same policy if it is put in place despite their opposition.





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ScoopAndScore
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But once the law is in place you'd be stupid to not take the money for your state

Yea but the feds only pay for the first 3 years.






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NJ CONSISTENTLY receives the fewest fed dollars compared to what they give to the feds

I have no problem with Christie doing what is best for his state. That's his job






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Lsut81
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I have no problem with Christie doing what is best for his state. That's his job


Like someone pointed out, it may be a good short term idea, but after the Feds quit subsidizing in 3 yrs, then what?






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