And the WSJ thinks that the finagling McDonnell did with the Democrats, on allowing for a bicameral commission to decide whether Virginia will proceed with ObamaCares proffered Medicaid expansion, is going to be a tough one to forgive:
Mr. McDonnell even cut an 11th-hour deal with Democrats over the expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare.
[T]o secure Democratic votes on his tax increase, he agreed to let a bicameral commission decide if the state will expand Medicaid. He agreed even though his attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, issued an opinion that this is an unconstitutional delegation of authority. Mr. McDonnell says the commission means Virginia wont expand Medicaid as long as Republicans control the legislature, but wait until the hospital lobby gets done working the same Republicans who raised taxes.
I know McDonnell caved on spending and tax hikes, but when I heard about the commission he wants to delegate the authority to in deciding whether to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, it left Virginia’s status “up in the air”, at least in my mind. That’s why I didn’t put it on the list but asked for others’ perspective.