And you thought we have two parties.
- The Republican controlled state legislature of Montana voted to expand Obamacare and grow big government.
- The fact of the matter is the U.S. has two Democrat Parties. . . . one Democrat faction hates guns and another Democrat faction that likes guns. Other than guns there is next to nothing to distinguish the two big government loving groups.
- Would anyone out there like to start a Tea Party? You can count on me.
(Politico) - The GOP controlled Montana Legislature has backed expansion of the state’s Medicaid program under Obamacare, a startling turnaround after supporters’ repeated setbacks during the current session.
The action provides the Obama administration a much needed boost given how efforts have foundered in other states such as Tennessee, Wyoming, Utah and Florida. The House’s final passage of the measure on Saturday marks the first time this year a Republican-dominated legislature has agreed to expand coverage under the health care law.
The Montana House long posed the greatest threat to the bill’s success. The state Senate initially cleared expansion in a 28-21 vote on March 30 and now must take one last step — approving a minor House funding amendment that’s not seen as controversial — before the legislation can head to Gov. Steve Bullock’s desk next week. The Democratic executive is expected to sign it.
Under Obamacare, Medicaid eligibility is expanded up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or $16,242 for an individual in 2015. The federal government picks up the entire tab through 2016; after that, its share begins to decline to 90 percent and states must chip in the balance.
Republican Rep. Art Wittich, who heads the House’s Human Services Committee and was one of the most vocal opponents, said the legislation only had backing from a “sliver” of the chamber’s GOP caucus.
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The "Conservative" GOP is a Fraud
With massive "small government" GOP majorities in both houses, the Montana legislature voted to expand Obamacare in the state.
There is no "Conservative" Republican Party. It simply does not exist. The GOP eagerly votes to expand and fund every possible wet-dream big government program ever invented from the New Deal to Obamacare.
Like the Conservative Party of New York, true believers in Constitutional Federalism need to form a new and independent political party. This new Tea Party should target Conservative seats at the state legislature level and flip them into Tea Party seats.
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