Is Paul LePage turning Democrat? Growing government.
I'm scared LePage is doing what all RINOS do in the end - turn DEMOCRAT.
Read the headline: Consensus to expand Medicaid in Maine seen as likely
The governor's willingness to consider Medicaid expansion is noteworthy because of the deep opposition he expressed just a few months ago.
He wants to pay the hospitals - fine. But at what cost? Now they say he's willing to add 55,000 people to medicaid in trade for hospital payments.
Really? Repubs have spent years fighting medicaid expansion - now we're going to add 55,000 people to it - just for quick cash to pay hospitals?
And let's look at the hospital plan - he wants to expand government by taking over the liquor business also.
Here are the facts as I see them:
1- LePage is going to ADD people to medicaid, not reduce them
2- LePage is going to GROW government by taking over the liquor business, instead of SHRINKING government
3- His plan to 'stimulate' Maine's economy is just grabbing money from the PRIVATE sector, and giving it to hospitals. This is what Democrats have been doing in Maine for years- taking tax money and giving it to hospitals through huge medicaid enrollment.
I'm so confused by this. After years of talk of conservative principles, this is really heartbreaking to watch.