Arkansas House Speaker’s empty government shutdown threats

By Nic Horton | The Arkansas Project

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter, as he is prone to do, emulated Gov. Mike Beebe yesterday while speaking with the media. According to one reporter, Carter said, “If nine senators want to shut down state government, so be it.”

Carter’s statement is in reference to the nine state senators who are standing tall in opposition to continuation of funding Medicaid’s Obamacare expansion in Arkansas (a.k.a. the “private” option). There are two important lessons we should learn from Carter’s scare tactics.

at The Arkansas Project.

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