There must be something to this Gov. Perry guy. He\’s causing a near random spraying of allegations:
Thanks to Perry, some Texas school children must pay to ride a bus to class, and when challenged about his (proposed) budget cuts to Medicaid that would shock a state already ranked ninth in the union for the percentage of elderly living in poverty, Perry huffed that the idea that senior citizens faced being turned out on the street was nothing more than an urban legend: \”I will suggest nobody disappeared.\”
What on earth does Medicaid have to do with the elderly living in pocerty?
The health care program for the old is MediCare, not Medicaid: the latter is the program for the poor (a program which is then supplemented by county based programs of health care for the indigent….that lots of people have no health care insurance is true, that lots of people have no health care treatment is not, something we\’re mostly not told).
In another statement of impressive audacity, he recently called for Obama to \”put a moratorium on regulations across this country\” that are \”killing jobs all across America\”.
Eliminating \”all regulations\” would, of course, put an end to, among other things, the safety testing of food and drugs, government oversight of transportation and even the ban of medical experiments on animal-human hybrids! A Perry regulation moratorium would add an element of risk to going to the grocery store, getting on a plane, even stepping out of the house, though it could provide lifetime employment for mad scientists and the like. It would be total anarchy: Mad Max meets Dr Moreau.
Blimey: a \”moratorium\” is \”no new ones\” not \”rip up all extant ones\”.