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  •  When my wife was on her own (6+ / 0-)

    with three kids, she was told by Oklahoma that her $500 per month income was too much to get MedicAid for her.

    The kids were covered on her ex's insurance.

    She actually had around $600 per month child support, and zero income, but was told that counted as her income.

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    Who is twigg?

    by twigg on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 04:36:27 PM PST

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    •  Child support is counted as income (5+ / 0-)

      in most circumstances, by various levels of government.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 05:48:05 PM PST

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    •  Sure, most red states count child support as (2+ / 0-)
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      kirnerpilstime, enufenuf

      income despite the fact that the federal law says it can't be counted against the receiver.  What insanity allows the states to thumb their noses at federal law.  It means nothing anymore.  And the minute the red states start their race to the bottom, the poor of this nation begin to have increased suffering.  How do these a-wholes live with themselves and what rock did they crawl out from under?  I'm constantly amazed at the non-working of their minds.

      •  They know where to go (1+ / 0-)
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        When people in the red states can't get health care (i.e. Florida) they will simply do like the illegals do and cross state lines, thus relieving Florida of the financial responsibility.  As usual, the BLUE states will be forking out more to support the poor people in the "right-to-work-for-less" RED states.  You have to think like a Republican to figure out how they will shift the burden, the blame and the costs to ANYONE else but themselves.

      •  It isn't the non-working minds. (0+ / 0-)

        They work their minds very hard coming up with ever more Draconian laws to punish people for daring to be poor -- and living in their state, in this case, Florida.

        What is NOT working is their souls.  They can thump their Bibles all they want to pander to their evangelical voters (many of whom are the very same poor people they are targeting, but the poor people are so distracted by the religious rhetoric they haven't noticed!).  

        How they can ignore the hypocrisy of this is beyond me.

        It gives a whole new meaning to "being in denial."

    •  Yes, that's that life of luxury the right keeps (0+ / 0-)

      referring to, where you just kick back and eat lobster and crab with your steaks, every night.

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