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I haven't been following the gubernatorial race as much as the presidential, but as little as I'm expecting from Inslee, this alone would be enough to make me want to vote against McKenna.
Posted by floater on October 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM · Report this
seandr 2
Some nameless, faceless liberal PAC needs to start carpet-bombing the state with ads targeting old people labeling McKenna as "Anti-Medicaid".
Posted by seandr on October 15, 2012 at 9:43 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 3

In general I am glad that someone is standing up and (maybe) saying that getting "free money" from the Feds really isn't the way we should be going. First of all, that money has to come from somewhere, and that would be the income taxes of an already strapped middle class. And since the paper trail gets longer when it goes to Washington (DC) and comes back to Washington (state) people have less control and say over spending.

It's easy to say "oh, but we'll get this money from Washington", but whose money is it, and what else is it taking money from?

And if it's all about an endless cycle of free money, when will health care costs ever be curtailed? (Romney's point).
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http:// on October 15, 2012 at 9:58 PM · Report this
Gee - I wonder which counties rely the most on Medicaid? Could it be the red ones? Yet who will be voting to shoot themselves in the foot by voting for McKenna....
GOP hypocrisy.
Posted by StuckInUtah on October 15, 2012 at 10:15 PM · Report this
Goldy 5
@3 You're funny. Great troll parody.
Posted by Goldy on October 15, 2012 at 10:17 PM · Report this
rob! 6
@Goldy, among the previously waffling states, Michigan has come to the same conclusion, and perhaps even Idaho can scrape together the intelligence to make a sensible choice.
Posted by rob! on October 15, 2012 at 10:46 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 7

No, Goldy. What is funny is that when you have the Megaphone of a SLOG post you are all lofty...but when someone calls you out in comments with a rational argument you show that you are just as much a goon as the other customers here.

You see, real gold glitters both on a pedestal, and in the mud.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http:// on October 16, 2012 at 12:26 AM · Report this
@3 and @7 (ScROTUm): The extra "free" federal money comes from federal taxes that are less regressive than Washington State's, the most regressive in the country. It comes from people who are better off -- excepting the financial élite, obviously -- to help people at the bottom of the heap. And every State in the Union except Vermont has a regressive tax system; Vermont's is more or less flat. But not to worry. Last I heard, Washington State was considering using it to buy for-profit insurance for poor people on the Exchange, so even you and Rob McKenna will have something to be happy about.
Posted by PCM on October 16, 2012 at 8:34 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 9
Face it, in the race to the bottom, electing McKinley would be the steep incline to the deepest pit.
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM · Report this

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