Monday, November 8, 2010

So Go Already

Some Texans float a plan to save money.

Some Republican lawmakers — still reveling in Tuesday’s statewide election sweep — are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state’s estimated $25 billion budget shortfall: dropping out of the federal Medicaid program.

After the 2008 election there was chatter about Texas seceding from the union; I suppose this represents a step in that direction. Okay, but before they go, can they give back all the money they’ve taken since then? Then we’ll call it good.

Seriously; how do these people plan to pay for all the medical needs of the people who rely on Medicaid if they drop the federal program? Or maybe that’s the point: they won’t.