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Georgia Activists Confront GOP Rejection of Medicaid as Moral Mondays Spread Across South

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"Medicaid expansion now!" was the rallying cry this week of a rising grassroots movement spreading across the South.

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:10 am
Noted, ty Cal.

Bee S. (206)
Friday March 21, 2014, 5:11 am

Past Member (0)
Friday March 21, 2014, 6:19 am
I'm wondering how this would work anyway, it seems that medicaid has as bad a name as food stamps did, and why wouldn't just have one of the state approved plans take over all the medicaid cases?

Rhonda B. (101)
Friday March 21, 2014, 9:04 am
Thank you Cal!

Roseann d. (178)
Friday March 21, 2014, 10:15 am
Georgia will still vote against their own best interests. Don't vote to slit your own throats.

Louise D. (39)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:38 am
I think they really need to get a dictionary as I think they will find the correct term would be "amoral" it is something to do with the GOP group think which appears to be using an ancient dial up modem. There is just something that is just wrong about the GOP with their callous disregard for their fellow man and the fact that the only way you could get a drink out of them is to stick your finger down their throat. They really need to live in the real world as there are plenty of other countries that have universal healthcare which seems to work a lot better than the one America has that has been leaching off money whilst giving a substandard system.

Debra Tate (17)
Friday March 21, 2014, 4:30 pm

Edith B. (145)
Friday March 21, 2014, 10:10 pm
Noted, thanks. I hope the people keep on protesting and letting their state know they are sick of this treatment.

divergent revolution (325)
Friday March 21, 2014, 11:55 pm
"Because it's easier to give someone the finger than a helping hand"

Alfred Donovan (47)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:46 am
It's good to see people standing up against and protesting against the Monster raving Loony party.

Mitchell D. (133)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:29 am
I think this is marvelous!
I also think this helps point to the racism embeded in the GOP', sleight-of-hand bullcrap about wanting people to be responsible for lifting themselves up by their boot straps...after they have cut those very boot straps.

Mitchell D. (133)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 7:36 am
The country could, if it had a mind to, take some of that 1.2 trillion dollars (is that each year?)of high-end corporate welfare, money from the bloated Pentagon budget, and out it towards a single payer medical system, towards support for the many hospitals on the verge of closing,etc.; towards mental health care for the political crazies, who "know" that Obama had the Malaysian airplane taken down!
It's ALL connected.

Rhonda B. (101)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 12:58 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal!

Gary A L. (137)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 1:47 pm
noted with sadness because the criminal lying GOP that has the small minded in their grasp will go to any lengths to do the dirty work of their corporate masters

Birgit W. (156)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 2:13 pm
Thanks for sharing Cal.

Lois Jordan (59)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 4:42 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. So glad to see this! It will take a large population to "rise up".....and it looks like people are finally waking up across America and getting off the couch. As I continue to receive mailings from Occupy and other connected grassroots groups, the photos of protesters give me hope. Numbers of people getting involved are escalating, and more and more locations are having protests. The rightwing blogosphere is all in a tizzy lately, their last dying gasps for air are being loudly heard. The only way they are "relevant" anymore is to the news channels who are continuing to do their bidding. After all the war between the crazy fundamentalists & "progressives" is money in their pockets.

Jeremy S. (3)
Saturday March 22, 2014, 6:50 pm
As a former resident of Georgia (for 22 years, until I escaped, only to find my new home become little better), I am far from surprised that Georgia politicians would reject something in the best interests of Georgia residents.

James Maynard (74)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 2:44 pm
It's good to see people are finally
speaking up. Don't understand
why Georgia and several other
States are bucking for 3rd World

Charlie Rush (79)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:16 pm
The South may be a little slow in catching up, but, lo and behold, they're getting there.

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 9:50 am
They have to stand up and speak out against the GOP bullies otherwise there will never be any progress on this issue or any other.

Leanne B. (40)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 3:13 pm
Good thing they have people to protest but shame that they have to.

. (0)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 12:09 am

jan b. (5)
Thursday March 26, 2015, 8:11 am

The majority of members of congress today are millionaires and if you believe they will vote for anything or support anything that doesn't help themselves or folks like them -----you are creating a fantasy in your mind. Nothing will change until we can remove big money out of elections.


jan b. (5)
Monday April 13, 2015, 7:07 am
When they say "deficit reduction" they actually mean we should rob from the poor and give everything to the rich. This country shouldn't be about helping one another. ....(sarcasm)

Robert B. (59)
Friday May 1, 2015, 10:16 am
The Robber Barons could care less about the rest of us. They need to be kicked out.
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