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March 18, 2005

Senate Does Right Thing on Medicaid

Thanks to a few decent moderate Republicans, led by Gordon Smith of Oregon, Bush's proposed Medicaid Cuts were dropped from the Senate version of the budget.

As the GOP continues to expand the deficit with new tax cuts for the rich, some Republicans actually had the audacity to question the integrity of their compassionate Republican colleagues:

The courage simply isn't here," said Senate Budget Committee Chairman Judd Gregg, R-N.H., who said benefit savings were needed to avoid passing unbearably high debts to younger generations.

Without naming his fellow Republicans who opposed the Medicaid savings, he added, "You just have to ask yourself how they get up in the morning and look in the mirror."

Good question, Senator Gregg. How do you get up in the morning after voting to deny health care to children while padding the profits of corporations?

Posted by Nathan at March 18, 2005 06:48 AM