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  •  I can and do directly blame the White Tide of 96 (9+ / 0-)

    when Newtie-Newt and his Contract on America oozed into power.

    Within 6 years they had severely cut Medicaid funding for community mental health through a scam called "block grants" wherein mental health money was cut, then the remaining broken up and given to different "community service boards" so more of the money would be squandered on the petty fiefdoms these CSB's pretty much represent.

    I was laid off from a professional position with the County where I had been 8 years. They ditched Civil Servants with 27 years of seniority.

    And savaged the mental health care options for the less-well-heeled communities.

    NOW we see we might need some competent mental health services.

    The GOP is fucked because they have been against everything but their fascist bullshit and now are at a point where they can't be against everything because they are so painted into their stupid corner.


    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 02:55:08 PM PST

    •  Sam Brownback (6+ / 0-)

      was being bragged about on Twitter by the RGA, about how he wanted to increase funding by $10 million for mental health services in Kansas.
      Of course, they didn't mention that mental health services funding was slashed to the bone two years ago by Brownback. Or that he is not adding $10 million to their budget, but telling them to take that money from other services to bolster his pet projects.

      “We are not a nation that says ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says ‘out of many, we are one.’” -Barack Obama

      by skohayes on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:06:47 PM PST

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