Block Grants

Marco Rubio Lays Out 'New' GOP Anti-Poverty Agenda: Same As Old Anti-Poverty Agenda
Sen. Rubio's big speech on poverty is exactly what we expected... just more of the same old trickle-down economics we've been hearing from them for decades now. Read more...
This week on This Week, George Stephanopoulos did a slightly less awful job this week. Not good - but not as bad as usually, pointing out the effect of Medicaid block grants (still using the fig leaf of "President Clinton said," which is why I won't Read more...
When the Romney campaign alerted users of its mobile VP app on Tuesday to "turn on your push notifications," the GOP vice presidential frenzy went to 11. But while New York Times statistician extraordinaire Nate Silver responded by running Read more...
The amoral and inaccurate Sen. Pat Toomey, lying wingnut extraordinaire, speaks at last week's PA Leadership Conference. He looks moderate compared to what the Corbett administration does to the poor. The Republican relationship with economic Read more...
One day after branding President Obama "really out of touch with what's happening in America," Mitt Romney marked his Florida primary victory by declaring, "I'm not concerned about the very poor." Of course, back in December Romney announced Read more...

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Millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Friday that he wasn't sure what Medicaid was before being elected as governor of Massachusetts at the age of 55. "Medicaid, you wonder what Medicaid is, those that are not into Read more...
As the debate over health care reform heated up in the fall of 2009, Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander called Medicaid "a medical ghetto" that "none of us, or any of our families, would ever want to be a part of for our health care." Read more...