Discussion: LePage Threatens To Block Medicaid Expansion After Decisive Statewide Vote

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There’s one Mainer who doesn’t give a shit one way or the other about Medicaid expansion since he’s wealthy enough to buy his own health insurance:

Eliot Cutler.

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Get the hook. Get this pathetic man off the stage. We’ll all be better for it, not just Maine.

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LePage, channeling George Wallace, standing in the doorway of the clinic…

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Imagine how much extra they’ll have to pay for a casket to fit his porcine ass.

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The longer he goes without a Trump Administration escape hatch, the more vindictive and poisonous he becomes (as if that even seems possible). He’s gonna make as many messes as he can on his way out of the Blaine House.

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Wouldn’t be a Republican without waging a hopeless legal battle financed at taxpayer expense.

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Once an asshole, always an asshole. Sad.

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"Righteousness cannot be born until self-righteousness is dead." – Bertrand Russell

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Maine is an interesting place and Mainers are interesting people. There is a bazillion dollars a 100 yards inland around the coast and islands, and around some of the big lakes. And the rest is lower middle class and poor, white. They, in my experience, are impossibly frugal, private people.

I know enough about the drug and domestic violence in the state to ever be very romantic about it. It can be a vengeful and violent place. Still, it has a sense of place and identity all its own, and that is something missing in most places I’ve lived.

Portland, Maine has now joined Portland Oregon as a hipster and foodie destination, but most people there remember when it smelled like diesel fuel and fish.

Mainer Amy Dacyczyn’s Tightwad Gazette, a newsletter from the 80s, was utterly formative on how I spend and understand money. The internet would have loved her. I recommend her books to anyone looking to live well cheaply.

The people of Maine don’t ask much of anyone, even neighbors. Their vote to help their neighbors get medical care is very, very touching to me.

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Didn’t Mainers have an opportunity to impeach this fuckwad? Should’ve gone to the mattresses when you had your chance. Now you’ve still got a little over a year left with this reprehensible dumbass.

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Sorry Paul. Last night the ship left the dock on that one.

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Hmmmmm…and here I was thinking we were living in a democracy.

(A dickhead of the highest degree…unbelievable.)

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Yes, Maine can thank Eliot Cutler and those who voted for him for LePage. It will take many years for Maine to recover from the damage done to that state by those two and their supporters.

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“This Medicaid expansion providing healthcare access to our State’s most vulnerable residents will be ruinous to my massively bloated ego,” LePage warned in Wednesday’s defiant statement.

–> Okay, He didn’t really say that. But would have been refreshingly candid & true, no?

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Democrats in other states like Wisconsin in the Northwest and Alabama in the South need to get Medicaid expansion on the ballot for 2018. It will bring people out to vote and force Republicans in those states to oppose providing healthcare to millions of citizens most of whom are White at a cost of nothing to the state.

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Perhaps Maine will be removing Rs from Blaine House and the legislature in 12 months time…

Breaking laws to block the will of the people can do that to you.

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When is LePage’s term up? I’m getting really tired of reading about his unending dickitude.

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Impeach the pointy-headed mf’er.

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He’s the head of the god dang government and gets his numbers from a local conservative thinktank? Seriously?! What in the hell is the matter with these fools that they still can’t comprehend they’re in power and not the cranky asshole on the barstool?

Btw, I accidentally clicked on the Maine Heritage Foundation link that gave me their PDF. The first thing I noticed is their graph showing that Medicaid expansion already failed because GDP growth in Maine from 1998-2001 was slightly larger than 2003-2006. Nope. Can’t think of anything that happened during that time which might somehow account for why Maine’s economy would have been doing better before the dot.com bust and 9/11. No, sir. It’s gotta be Medicaid expansion that made GDP growth go from 6% to 4.5%. Dirty socialism is always to blame.

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