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WATCH: Joy Reid Slays The Lies Of GOP Rep On Opioids And Medicaid

Congressman James Comer of Kentucky wants his massive tax cuts for billionaires AND his "tightening of the belt" for gubmint! Joy Reid traps him in his own words.
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There are horrific policies coming out of the Trump White House. Severe Medicaid cuts that will hurt opioid treatment programs throughout the country is just the latest.

But Trumpkin Bumpkin Congressman James Comer of Kentucky is deelighted with everything Trump. We're gonna have faith-based, telenurse treatment of opioid addiction and by the way, too many people are on Medicaid, we have to "tighten our belts" because of the national debt but tax cuts for billionaires is going to grow our economy like never before!

You know this lie-fest and so does Joy Reid.

JOY REID: You, sir, voted on a budget that The Hill reports, [has] a lot of unjustifiable provisions in this budget. On top of massive tax cuts for the rich, it cuts vital national investments, citing more than $4 trillion in mandatory spending cuts including almost $2 trillion in cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. How can you justify voting for are a budget that cuts the very funds needed to treat the opioid-addicted in your state?

Comer says hey, there are a lot of heroin/oxy addicts in Kentucky who AREN'T on Medicaid! And we're going to work together to get'er done!

Reid wasn't going to let him go.

Not without money. Hospitals actually rely on federal money, Medicaid money, for part of what they do. In Kentucky 17 of the counties in your state tie for the highest rate of overdose deaths. Medicaid covers two-fifths of the population. You have over 2,000 people on Medicaid. Do you believe that these folks can be treated without funding? If you take the money away how will those people be treated?

Then Comer just lied. Flat-out lied. The money isn't being taken away.

COMER: It's a very large budget and what the president did today would allow transferring more money. We have a $20 trillion debt in America. We have to tighten our belts. It's unfortunate, but there are other avenues to fight drug abuse. I'm a big believer in faith-based initiatives to help combat drug abuse.


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You're a big believer in faith-based economic policy, just like your whole party, Congressman. You voted for tax cuts for the rich paid for with DEBT.

The whole Republican Party can go to Hell with these lies, lies, lies, lies, lies.

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