The administration had threatened to revoke federal funding from the state-federal Medicaid program if Texas went through with the ban.
The Obama administration is trying to force Texas to violate our own state laws or they will end a program that provides preventative health care to more than 100,000 Texas women, said Allison Castle, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry told The Texas Tribune. This boils down to the rule of law which the state of Texas respects and the Obama administration does not.
So here we are again. The Imperial pResident chains us with our own money.
“The Imperial pResident chains us with our own money. “
This has been encroaching for decades, and is for example why we have little to no local control of practically anything.
While I oppose the federal government for doing it, states could always just say, fine, keep your highway funds, keep your education funds, keep your Medicaid funds, and fight back. Rather they said, “Thank you Sir! May I have another! Thank you sire! May I picnic on your hunting grounds once a year?” We fought having an earthly King and then let him slowly buy us back over the centuries.
I am all for fighting back but we are so dependent on the feds right now it would be a painful process. I don’t have faith that many of my fellow Americans would tolerate it.