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    expansion will literally be responsible for additional deaths in their states. I don't think that is hyperbole or an overstatement.

    Why is it solely up to a Gov. to accept or reject the expansion? I can't understand Virginians allowing McDonnell to get away with this. This is just more of  going down the road to make Virginia the new Mississippi. McDonnell says he doesn't "want to be part of adding to the Federal debt" which doesn't seem to bother him when it comes to defense contracting, just as one example and I'm sure there are plenty of others. Federal debt is only really really bad to Republicans when it actually trickles down and helps real live citizens who need the assistance.

    If you look at this map from here I think there will be a big red ribbon of untreated disease and dying across a fairly broad swath of the country. I hope some group somewhere starts trying to document the unnecessary deaths when things get rolling. This will make Chris Christie look very bad on a national stage. The costs benefit analysis has to be very heavily weighted towards taking the expansion since the Feds are spending almost all the money.

    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

    by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:14:16 AM PST

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