Governor Dayton, as his first “substantial” act as governor, is going to put the state on the hook for hundreds of millions in permanent entitlement spending in exchange for thirty pieces of silver a short-term federal subsidy.
Twila Brase of the Citizens Council for Health Freedom writes:
On Tuesday, January 4th Wednesday, Januaray 5th at 9:30 a.m. Governor Mark Dayton is holding a special Obamacare signing ceremony to implement the federal law’s Medicaid expansion program.
So why protest?
The Medicaid expansion program funded by $1.4 billion federal taxpayer dollars will cost the State (YOU) $188 million in state taxpayer dollars. Federal dollars eventually disappear leaving Minnesota on the hook for all the newly entitled. The program is expected to increase Minnesota’s Medicaid population by 21% (163,000 people)…Other states have sued to stop the Obamacare Medicaid expansion mandate…Governor Dayton plans to implement it.
If you listen to the media or the leftyblogs, they make it sound like the $1,4 Billion is going to answer a lot of long-term problems. It’s not – and the DFL and Dayton want to turn the short-term windfall into another never-ending obligation.
Just like they did with every single “surplus” from 1990 to 2002.
The protest will be in the Rotunda Room 130 of the State Capitol, the governor’s Lobby. Please try to meet in Room 123, right off the Rotunda, by 9:00AM. .