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Walker using fear tactics to get dems back, threatening to delay payments for patients in nursing homes, thoughts?

Gov. Scott Walker turned up the heat on Democratic senators who have left the state rather than vote on his bill by warning Thursday that their actions could force the state to delay payments for patients in nursing homes.

A press statement released by Walker’s office Thursday, along with a brief memo from the Wisconsin Budget office, claims that if the budget repair bill is not soon passed, “the state will no longer be able to pay providers or vendors.”

The statement triggered a furious response from an advocacy group. “The Walker Administration is now using the 1.2 million individuals enrolled in BadgerCare and Medicaid as political hostages,” says Bobby Peterson, executive director of ABC for Health in a press release. “The Walker Administration should stop scaring and threatening the people that need health care coverage in Wisconsin. Health care should be a right NOT a bargaining chip!!”

The dueling press releases were released just hours after around 25 protesters, some of them members of the disabled community in wheelchairs, occupied the offices of the state GOP party waving signs and chanting. The standoff lasted for nearly three hours before protesters left with copies of a letter to Walker from the GOP state executive director, Mark Jefferson, passing along their demand that the governor meet with them. The protesters say they want Walker to hear directly from them their concerns about provisions in the bill that they say will allow the administration to gut the program without legislative or public input.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:51 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This is all I have to say or ask rather..

    WHAT would have happened..how would the left have reacted IF the pubs had ran and hid like little children who stole the last cookie from the jar.. during the HC vote?
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:53 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • WHAT would have happened..how would the left have reacted IF the pubs had ran and hid like little children who stole the last cookie from the jar.. during the HC vote?


    They couldn't some pubs voted FOR IT

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:54 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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    WHAT would have happened..how would the left have reacted IF the pubs had ran and hid like little children who stole the last cookie from the jar.. during the HC vote?




    They couldn't some pubs voted FOR IT


    **ETA..or had enough votes to pass it



    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:54 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • He's a cock sucker who's got a real strategy problem now that his shitty plan to trick to the democrats into coming back isn't going to work out.

    I don't think he understands that this isn't just about politics to some people, in fact, a lot of people.

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • They didnt even need those few RINOs to begin with..get off it sweet had pubs acted like scared little babies as the dems did we'd STILL be hearing about it today ..it would never end lol..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I think these people need to stop hiding like babies and go do their jobs. Hiding out isnt going to change anything. Walker isnt going to not try and pass this. The longer they hide the lamer they look. They were elected to do a job, why arent they doing it?
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 12:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Slimey folks always slither off and hide when the heat is on.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:58 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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    They didnt even need those few RINOs to begin with..get off it sweet had pubs acted like scared little babies as the dems did we'd STILL be hearing about it today ..it would never end lol..

    So they could have stayed away.....no biggie...BTW, did you support the PROTESTERS of the HR BILL?? so why arent you supporting THESE protesters?

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:58 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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    Slimey folks always slither off and hide when the heat is on.

    LMAO....WOW.....yea repub pols are way better....NOT! lol

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:59 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • LOL emm hmm sure sureeeeeee
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:00 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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