“When you die and get to the meeting with St. Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small, but he’s going to ask you what you did for the poor. You’d better have a good answer,” Kasich, a Christian conservative, says he told one Ohio lawmaker last week.
“I can’t go any harder than that. I’ve got nothing left.”
Most Republicans oppose Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a costly, ineffective and unnecessary expansion of government. But some Republican governors, like Arizona’s Jan Brewer and Michigan’s Rick Snyder, have broken ranks to embrace the law’s Medicaid expansion as a practical way to help the poor while infusing their state budgets with billions of dollars in federal funding to pay for it.
via Republican Battles Over Medicaid Turn To God, Morality.
The rampant hypocrisy (approaching schizophrenia) on the right on these issues (“we love unborn babies, but hate anchor babies”, and “lazy good-for-nothings popping out kids for more welfare”) is becoming so odious there’s really not an argument against it…it’s just flat out wrong.
Maybe they think people’s hypocrisy meters will simply asplode or something, and not notice there is not moral consistency to the GOP*.
* This was also clear in the recent SCOTUS ruling striking down part of the Voting Rights Act and 2nd Amendment rulings. For the VRA, the change in voter landscape from 40 years ago is so much the rules don’t matter anymore…but for the 2nd Amendment, 200+ years of technological advancements in the lethality of handheld weapons means nothing and shouldn’t be taken into consideration.