A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses the latest row between Governor Tony Evers office and the GOP legislative leadership, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Here is the link, but I am not sure everyone can see it since MJS tightened their paywall last week.
This petty bickering over communication issues needs to stop and stop now…but it brings me to another item from the article…and it relates to a quote from Speaker Vos:
One of their primary disputes is over BadgerCare Plus, the state’s Medicaid program that Evers wants to expand using funds available under the Affordable Care Act. His plan would provide BadgerCare Plus coverage to 82,000 more people and free up $324 million in state money for other purposes.
Republicans have thrown out Evers’ plan. Vos said they would never go along with it because they believe it will drive up health care costs for people who get insurance coverage through the private sector.
“As Gov. Evers is out there saying, ‘Take the money,’ I want to promise you it will be over our dead bodies,” Vos said.
So were are talking about expanding health care to needy Wisconsinites and Robin Vos says “over our dead bodies”? Whose dead bodies, Rep. Vos?
Since lack of health care can actually kill people…how fucking insensitive can the GOP in Madison get before someone on their side says enough??