Tea Party Governor: 'Slash Health and Human Services or I'll Close Schools'

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    Republican Governor of Maine and Tea Party favorite, Paul LePage, angered many residents of the northeast state Thursday when he said that if the legislature did not pass his proposed cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services' budget, he would order a statewide closure of public schools on May 1 of this year.

    The Portland Press Herald reports:

    The governor on Thursday held a town hall meeting in Lewiston after a day touring the region as part of his 12th Capitol for a Day event.

    The Sun Journal reports that LePage, describing the DHHS budget gap as a "runaway train," told the audience that if the Legislature didn't ratify his proposed budget he would be forced to close the state's schools. It's unclear what authority he has to take such a measure.

    Many of the questions posed by meeting participants had to do with LePage's proposed Medicaid cuts.

    Maine's Tea Party Governor: 'Slash Health and Human Services or I'll Close Schools' | Common Dreams
     
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    Close those schools so Wal-Mart Money and Koch money can play more Americans for suckers and increase their billions.

    Privatized education = takeover by the likes of Wal-Mart and Koch money. Then comes extreme brainwashing of the children.
     
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    LOL Your stupidity has not yet peeked.

    Continue.......................................
     
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    "Lee Myles, CEO of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, said the governor's proposed reductions in Medicaid were a "nuke approach" that would leave thousands of Mainers without health insurance. The Sun Journal reports that Myles said the resulting increased emergency room visits would have a $6 million impact on St. Mary's."

    The Tea Party lacks clear thinkers......
     

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