So great not-white hope #2 for the R party has decided to end Medicaid coverage for hospice care.
This, I think, is a perfect metaphor for today's teabagger-based Republicans. They'd rather people die less humanely, more miserably, with less comfort, than raise the revenues to provide the needed care. And I think the comment at the end is right: it'll end up costing more, defeating its cold-hearted and ignorant (in the sense of ignoring the non-wealthy) purpose.
The same can be said of virtually their whole agenda: don't pay for things for the neediest among us; don't pay for the things we all need; provide happy tax rates for their big donors; and reap the costs downwind, when bridges crumble, medical costs rise, kids don't have the education to rise out of poverty. The costs deferred will only rise, and the problems will only become more difficult and expensive to solve.
Appalling. There's no other word for it.
Stupid. There's no other word for it.
Despicable. Selfish. Short-sighted. Ignorant. Indefensible. Unchristian. Mean-spirited.
There are no other words for it.
[Update: guess he reads this blog. He changed his mind, the same mind that thought it was okay in the first place.]