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I Could Have Told Them That. In Fact, I Do Believe I Did.

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on April 14, 2010

One Wisconsin Now let the cat out of the cellophane bag today, when they pointed out that Scott Walker would cut health care for the most vulnerable citizens to pay for his tax cuts to the wealthy:

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s budget-busting tax giveaway to the rich and big business is under a new assault after Walker offered cutting seniors, people with disabilities and working families and children from health care coverage as a way to pay for his much-maligned plan to double Wisconsin’s projected $2-billion state budget deficit with a series of tax breaks that mostly benefit corporations and high-income people.“Scott Walker is finally telling us who will be paying for his $2 billion in tax cuts for the rich and big business and it’s our seniors, people with disabilities, working families and our children,” said Scot Ross. “It is irresponsible for one senior or one person with disabilities or one child to go without health care so that he can give an income tax cut exclusively to those making more than $225,000. Has he no decency?”

Walker offered the health care cut proposal in an interview published Tuesday. If Walker were to cut eligibility, Wisconsin would have to repay hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funding provided under the Recovery Act and put at risk hundreds of millions of additional Medicaid dollars planned at the federal level. Currently, more than 1.1 million Wisconsinites rely on Medicaid.

Gee, Walker targeting the elderly, the disabled and the poor. Who’d a thunk it possible? Oh wait, that would have been me.

And if one doubts the importance of health care, imagine what it would be like for xoff, who probably damned near had a heart attack when the local paper showed that they’re still willing to ask questions of Walker’s grandiose and irresponsible campaign promises. (I’m sure xoff is OK, but one worries when talking about calcified radicals, y’know.)

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