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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

IT NEVER STOPS

I was all set to write a light-hearted post about the class I will teach tomorrow on Plato's Gorgias when I came across this story on The Daily Kos.  The first paragraph reads:

"Michigan isn't the only state where Republicans are pushing a Medicaid work requirement that’s blatantly racist. Ohio and Kentucky are running the same play, passing a work requirement for Medicaid but exempting mostly white, rural counties. The claim is that the exemptions are for places with high unemployment rates where people simply can’t find work—but cities with high unemployment rates often don’t get the same treatment, because they’re surrounded by (and within county lines of) wealthy suburbs that pull the county’s overall unemployment down. The end effect is that, in what a health law scholar described to TPM as “a version of racial redlining,” work requirements apply to poor black people but not poor white people."

The unrelenting ugliness of the Republican Party drains the energy out of my body.  There is nothing to do but fight back at the ballot box, and I will, but I do not want to live in this world, I really do not.

3 comments:

LFC said...

This info about the Repub approach to Medicaid work rules is indeed quite disgusting. If there's a category beyond 'completely shameless', they are in it.

F Lengyel said...

More unrelenting ugliness.

Michael said...

Well at least they aren't talking about putting Mexican children in concentration camps. Oh, wait.

Anyone else have Trump supporters in the family? Part of me wants to say to my dad, "Remember when Grandma said she hoped to be dead before a 'colored' took office? I think you'd like to say that your political views mark an improvement upon hers. But would you care to explain why?"

But really, I have no faith in him. It's pointless. He's an otherwise good man, but he's unreachable. They probably all are.