Skip to comments.Obama to pressure Perry on health care during Texas visit
Posted on 11/06/2013 10:03:37 AM PST by ColdOne
President Barack Obama plans to call on Texas Gov. Rick Perry one of the most prominent Obamacare foes in the country - to follow the lead of a handful of other Republican governors and agree to the expansion of Medicaid in the state as he visits Dallas on Wednesday.
"This isnt a political issue. This is about making sure people where they live have access to good quality, affordable health care," White House deputy senior adviser for communications and strategy David Simas said Tuesday as he previewed the president's trip.
Obama will ask Perry and the Republican majority in the Texas Legislature to join with fellow Republicans in Arizona, Ohio and Michigan to expand Medicaid. Texas leaders, Simas said, should "put politics aside and not deny people health care out of ideology or politics."
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I hope Gov. Perry tells Obama (Mr. 39%) to F.O. on national TV.
Obama should not be allowed in Texas.
“...put politics aside and not deny people health care out of ideology or politics”
Correct reply to the Marxist: “Obamacare denies people health care, and it’s passage into law was ALL about ideology and politics.”
I do hope that Perry has the presence of mind to say “FU” both to Obama and to the horse he rode in on.
Unlike the Federal Government states can’t just print more money when they run out. I shudder to think about all the States that are going to be wiped out by “expanded” Medicaid within a few years.
RIck, DON’T drink the koolaid 0’s bringing you. He could get a leopard to hand over its spots and he may try to promise you money from “his” (the taxpayer’s) stash to get you to pledge allegiance to him and Allah. I would cancel the meeting before he tries to con you into turning the state blue.
Mr. Obama to see you sir.
Tell him I’m busy
So, like, Perry is gonna find a horse head in his bed? ‘Cause that’s the only way Obama has any chance of getting something here.
So in other words, do as we say and not as we do.
Gov. Perry tells Obama (Mr. 39%) to F.O. on national TV. While at Perry’s favorite rifle range.
Yeh I’m sure Rick will jump right into line for the Kenyan. :-)
this guy’s so full of it.
access to good quality affordable healthcare! what a joke.
Is he coming to campaign for Abortion Barbie?
They will greet the plane waving palm fronds and shouting “Save Us” in Austin.
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“Obama to pressure Perry”
“Here’s your hat, my jug-eared, pencil-necked amigo. Adios, what’s your hurry? Don’t come again soon. See ya, wouldn’t want to be ya. Huevos rancheros!”
That's the crux of the issue - "where they live."
If TX stands firm, then the foolish states that didn't do the Medicaid expansion will see lots and lots of losers moving to live to cheek-by-jowl with them. TX wins, other states lose.
It's a great plan. I hope they stick with it to the end.
Perry should tell SGT Shultz: Don’t F with Texas, Sissy-boy.
The federal subsidies for states that expand medicare are time limited. When the subsidies end, the states will have to pick up the added costs and raise taxes to do it.
Remember when Clinton was given a military jacket that was too small? Gov. Perry should give Obama a cowboy hat that’s way too large, since Obama is all hat and no cattle!
As for the quality health care, what a joke! People on Medicaid have worse outcomes than people with no insurance at all. Government programs always fail. They can’t even run the VA, what on earth makes people think the government can provide health care for 300 million people?
Perry will tell him to shove his owebamacare up his Mom-jeans a$$!
Yes. Which is why the smart states did not participate.
Coming soon to a state near you.
This pile of money is too much for some pols that have needs now and figure they will be out of office 3-4 years from now anyway. The citizens are doomed either way.
All part of the Dems “Turn Texas Blue” strategy. Get the takers and minorities all riled-up against Perry.
Obama to pressure Perry
That sounds like something the doctor tells you in the course of a certain exam; “Okay, your going to feel a little pressure”.
Is that what Obummer has in mind with our governor?
I think the moron in chief is barking up the wrong tree here!
I see additional refining capacity, ease of environmental laws and keystone in Texas’ future.
Then the sellout.
He has a lot of nerve setting foot in Dallas.
I’ll consider it....when you start telling the truth
After all, Obama is such a friend to Texas. There are very few of us who will forget his refusal to provide disaster relief after the awful wildfires a couple of years ago.
And he and Perry are such good friends. /s/
I find it disturbing that Barry0 would make a trip to Texas in November. Especially this November. Just not a good idea, and I’ll be glad when the visit is over.
Is it courage, or ignorance, or the Messiah complex?
Yeah, especially in November.....
Not to mention O siccing the EPA on us.
I seem to recall a visit to Texas by a Democrat president in the month November that didn’t go so well. Hmmm ....
Nobody who has ever run even a little micro-business like mine could have entertained such a notion.
No, you have to be an elite living in a suburban bubble or an idiot low-information voter living in the ghetto to ever have thought such a thing could work.
Add forty million new insured with ZERO infrastructure build-out. Increase demand but forget about increasing supply. Yeah, that's just gotta drive down costs.
And now they want to add another 20 million or so illegal immigrants to the roster.
Miserable, bottom-feeding Democract scumbag morons.
As if "health insurance" is the same thing as "healthcare." Hey, Rats, the latter is an actual service, the former is a payment and risk-allocation system for the latter. They're not the same.
What sort of fool could ever have even imagined that they were?
Behind the scenes, Perry is probably being promised an island and a billion dollars to sell out.
Even is Perry is promised Valhalla, if he agrees, I doubt he will ever see a penny from these thugs.
HA! Like he cares what the moochers think.
And if the slugs are getting the vapors over Ricky I wonder how they will act if Greg gets elected?
Is he coming to campaign for Abortion Barbie?”
Read an article today where she is stating she is 100% pro-life and fights for children everywhere. Wonder if she is going to claim that she really didn’t say she was in favor of abortion when she spent all those hours on the Senate floor. Maybe he was giving her lessons in how to claim she was misquoted or just misspoke. Won’t work in Texas Barbie.
The only reason she is “famous” and attracting Hollywood and National $$ is her crazed defense of abortion services which was glamorized by the MSM.
Sounds like the Botox and hair dye has creamed her brainwaves.
Barry to put pressure....him ChicagoWay comin’ to Texas. I hope he gets his skinny butt handed to him.
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