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SAB's Top Posts For The Last Week, Open Thread

SAB's Top Posts For The Last Week, Open Thread

These were the top posts, by page views, on SayAnythingBlog.com for the week that was: Democrat Legislator Jessica Haak Calls Republican Majority Leader A “Nazi” – Rep. Jessica Haak – (D-Jamestown) got caught posting nasty things, untrue things about Republicans on Twitter. When House Majority Leader Al Carlson confronted her about it, she called him

ND House Votes For Obamacare Expansion Of Medicaid

Here’s a question: Why bother electing Republicans if they won’t block bad Democrat health care policy? Because that’s exactly what the North Dakota House did today. After a lengthy debate (video here), in which not a single Democrat participated, the House majority voted to implement the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid. The bill, HB1362, was divided

The Medicaid Expansion Is Corporate Welfare

The ND House is set to vote later today on an expansion of North Dakota’s Medicaid program as called for by Obamacare. It’s a huge expansion, a 45% increase in the number of people enrolled, and neither the state nor the federal government can afford it. But it’s also corporate welfare as I point out

House Committee Gives "Do Pass" Recommendation To Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Today the ND House Human Services Committee gave, by a 12-1 vote, a “do pass” recommendation to Governor Jack Dalrymple’s request for an expansion of the state’s Medicaid program as requested in the Obamacare law. The expansion would be a 45% expansion of the already hugely expensive program, adding tens of thousands of new enrollees

North Dakota Hasn't Caved To Obamacare Yet

News that Florida Governor Rick Scott, until this point a staunch opponent to Obamacare, capitulating on the expansion of Medicaid is frustrating. The Republican governors – including North Dakota’s own Jack Dalrymple – who are waving the white flag in this matter are taking a short-sighted view. Yes, the states will get federal dollars in

Expanding Medicaid In North Dakota Would Be Short Sighted

Governor Jack Dalrymple has broken ranks with Republican opponents of Obamacare nationally and slipped the expansion of Medicaid, called for in the Obamacare law, into his budget. Dalrymple’s case for the expansion? The federal government is paying for it (at least in the short term) and Dalrymple thinks that’s “no cost” money. Because we, uh,

UPDATE: Senate Passes Two Anti-Abortion Bills, Mathern Amendment Backfires

The ND State Senate passed two anti-abortion bills in floor session on Monday. SB 2368 would forbid abortions with limited exceptions after 20 weeks of gestation, which is the timeframe at which a fetus can feel pain. The bill passed 30-17. UPDATE: Votes for SB 2368 were as follows: YEAS: (R) Andrist; Armstrong; Berry; Bowman;

Dalrymple Backing Medicaid Expansion Is An Act Of Political Cowardice

Writing for the Washington Examiner, Shikha Dalmia tries to explain why Republican governors like North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple are pushing for an expansion of Medicaid. Governor Dalrymple has referenced the “no cost” federal dollars which would fund the expansion (which forgets that we are all federal taxpayers too), but Dalmia suggests that it’s more than

It's Enough To Make You Want To Bang Your Head Against The Wall

Earlier this week the reliably liberal Grand Forks Herald editorial board backed up Governor Jack Dalrymple’s push to accept Obamacare funding to expand the state’s Medicaid programs. That, in and of itself, isn’t surprising. The Herald‘s editorial board is dismissive of concerns over intrusive, expensive government and a champion of government interventionism in everything from

Dalrymple's Medicaid Flip-Flop Is Puzzling

Nina Owcharenko from the Heritage Foundation finds support for the Obamacare Medicaid expansion among Republican governors, such as North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple, puzzling: Governor John Kasich now joins the list of governors that are looking to expand their Medicaid programs. In some instances, the logic of such a decision makes sense. Democratic governors have traditionally