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    statement, proving once again Ernst assumes most voters are stupid.

    Her concern was that bureaucrats overseeing the program would have “no personal responsibility or accountability” for the care being delivered. She was referring to bureaucrats not those receiving care - Ernst spokeswoman Gretchen Hamel.
    Bullshit. The original Ernst statement reads:
    If the program is expanded, it is estimated the Medicaid population will grow by an additional 110,000 to 181,000 recipients who have no personal responsibility for their health and no accountability for the care provided.
    And then spokeswoman Hamel repeats the "Obamacare stole XXX billion from Medicare lie the Republicans tried in 2012 -
    On the other hand, through his vote for Obamacare, Bruce Braley is the only candidate running who has voted and successfully cut over $500 billion from Medicare.
    If Ernst manages to win it will be one of my biggest disappointments in the 2014 election, topped only if McConnell manages to hang on. Braley needs to step things up, by alot.

    David Koch, a teacher and a Tea Partier sit down a table with a plate of a dozen cookies. Koch quickly stuffs 11 cookies in his pockets, leans to the bagger and says "watch out, the union thug will try to steal your cookie".

    by Dave in AZ on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 10:52:52 AM PDT

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