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Rick Perry Quietly Lobbies The White House For $100 Million In Obamacare Funding


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rick Perry, Texas, republicans, news, Affordable Care Act, hypocrisy, dishonesty, corruption, government, politics )

Carrie
- 334 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Politico reported Tuesday evening that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) administration is in negotiations with the Obama White House to accept about $100 million in federal money to implement an Obamacare Medicaid program to help elderly and disabled Americans



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Sue Matheson (69)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:37 am
thanks
 

Candy L. (475)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:13 am
What A Hypocrite!
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:25 am
He doesn't want Obamacare but he does want the money. Sickening. How can he be allowed to get away with that.
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:42 am
He's a PUTZ.
 

Anne P. (245)
Friday August 23, 2013, 5:00 am
Total hypocrite, but I expect no less of Republicans. UGH.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:46 am
Noted.
 

Bill and Katie Dresbach (79)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:44 am
How many other's do this too!
HE IS 'FOOT IN THE MOUTH'!!!
Now he's worried or he wouldn't do this!!
Thank You
 

jan b. (3)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:56 am
HEADLINE NEWS : Congressmen Rejoiced... Govt. will continue To Subsidize Their (socialized) Health Insurance
HEADLINE NEWS: 60% of republican families now signed up on their healthcare plan their children under 26 yrs old.
HEADLINE NEWS: Reuters: 80% of premiums have to be used for healthcare and any refunds will be in the mail this summer. I already got $100 back from one procedure.
 

Mike M. (55)
Friday August 23, 2013, 8:56 am
He need to be aborted from the family of humanity.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:06 am
I'm shocked. Shocked!!!
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:13 am
He's a louse and a POS.
 

JL A. (272)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:43 am
I hope for the sake of TX the Medicaid expansion happens
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 12:42 pm
Just More Do As I Say Not As I Do Bull Crap The GOP/Tea Party Do So Well!!! :-( They Always Want And Get Help From Our Government But They Don't Want You Getting Any!!! :-(
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:01 pm
Perrry epitomizes a troll. Thank you, Carrie! (n, p, t)
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:12 pm
Hypocrite.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:32 pm

I'm very pleased about this, many in Texas will greatly benefit.
 

Carrie B. (300)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:35 pm
I agree it is a good thing for Texas. It's just too bad Perry is such a hypocritical putz!
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:38 pm
Are we certain this money will trickle down to the levels most needed?? Noted with thanks.
 

Suzanne O. (32)
Friday August 23, 2013, 1:55 pm
The Affordable Care Act is the law of the land now. If I were the governor of a state who didn't believe in this plan and actively sought to dismantle it, there comes a time where reality hits and you have to realize it is coming whether you like it or not. He would be doing a disservice to the fine people of Texas by not taking federal money which they all chip in to.

So while he may be a hypocrit in some eyes. It is just a sensible conclusion that has to be met. Maybe he is just doing what has to be done.

As far as republican families keeping their older children on their plans. I do believe that is one aspect of this act that they all agreed on.

Be glad if you have insurance, medicaid or will get assistance.

Many will not. They are not rich. They are forgotten in this mess and being punished in the same breath by IRS taxation/penalty.

 

Dave C. (213)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:08 pm
I'd call him a hypocrite, but he wouldn't know what I mean.....its such 2nd nature to him...I am glad the people will get helped though....
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:24 pm
A new word? Hyperryocrit?
 

Robert K. (31)
Friday August 23, 2013, 2:26 pm
Geez Suzanne, is that cloud of smoke pollution or pot?
 

James Maynard (66)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:13 pm
H-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e
 

Suzanne O. (32)
Friday August 23, 2013, 3:22 pm
Robert, can you ever make a comment that is not rude?

People see things differently. I am not a fan of Perry's but he is making the wise choice under the circumstances at hand.

 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday August 23, 2013, 4:28 pm
Noted. And, thanks for making me laugh out loud when I read the title of this article, Carrie....nearly choked laughing....still giggling. From the first time I saw him give some speech prior to the Rep. debates, I recognized the swagger, the ineptitude, the "cowboy-mentally" along with that persona....as practically a Dubya clone. He hasn't changed, and I guess he must think people just love that. Doesn't he "get" that so many laugh at him behind his back....as well as to his face, I'm sure.
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:35 pm
This hypocritic SOB is only out to find a way to line his pockets. He doesn't care about the people of Texas, especially the women.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Friday August 23, 2013, 6:57 pm
Noted! Unacceptable!
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:05 pm
Oh, I did not know that his sister was elderly and disabled!
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Friday August 23, 2013, 7:57 pm
This is rich!

And hopefully, the people that benefit won't be too.
 

Edith B. (142)
Friday August 23, 2013, 9:22 pm
So glad for the people of Texas. I am sure Rick Perry wishes it had not been made public.
 

Jason R. (57)
Friday August 23, 2013, 10:13 pm
LOL perfect spot for, stupid is as stupid does.

OMG! Don't these people know that others are watching them?
 

Terrie Williams (759)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 2:10 am
Sheri hit the nail on the head.

LOL Mitchell....yeah...right.....all of the sudden-like.

No, Jason, they can't see outside their bubble, and by chance they do....they do NOT care.

Lois.....I am still chuckling on your observation. Actually, while Dubya was impersonating a governor, Perry had his head so far up his southern end, if Dubya....nevermind, you get the picture. So yeah, He's a Dubya wannabe. ...unfortunately, Der Fuhrer Perry actually makes Dubya look almost intelligent. That's a feat, ma peep.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday August 24, 2013, 1:23 pm
This would be great for the people of Texas if the money does not get into the greedy hands!
 
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