In a deceptive email rife with half truths and outright fabrication, Restoring Arizona, cites a recent poll declaring “68% of all Arizonans probably or definitely” support Medicaid expansion — which they deviously refer to as “Restoration.” The group declares “fringe groups” which it refers to as “extreme,” “comprise the opposition which continues to dismiss the will of the voters.”
Those “extreme fringe groups” would be Arizona’s taxpaying citizens who are attempting to collect enough petition signatures to qualify the issue for ballot placement.
In a classic case of bait and switch, Restoring Arizona claims not only to be protecting our health care future, but rural hospitals and veterans. No mention that Gov. Jan Brewer has actually authorized imposing a bed tax on hospital patients to fund the unsustainable Medicaid expansion — a hallmark of Barack Obama’s administration.
The poll was commissioned by the lobbying /consulting firm of HighGround owned by none other than ad hoc governor Chuck Coughlin, a top strategist and longtime advisor to Jan Brewer, who has been at her side as she caved to Barack Obama and began mightily pushing his ObamaCare agenda.
According to the Arizona Capitol Times polling has consistently shown public support for Medicaid expansion. But support, they write, has never been as high as it was in the HighGround poll.
What a surprise! We have a population that has been led to believe the pie-in-the-sky entity known as “government” owes them a variety of goodies, most notably health care. They don’t care that their grandchildren will be born deeply in debt, funding this monstrosity.
Arizona’s Republican governor, who once shook her finger in the face of Obama, now warmly welcomes him to the state as he gives an upbeat speech about home ownership that was smoke ‘n mirrors at its best. Home ownership has actually plunged to an 18-year low.
Expanding Medicaid is essential to Obama’s strategy. Those who oppose this governmental overreach are neither fringe nor extreme. They are conservatives who are tired of the deceit — regardless of where it originates, including the office of Arizona Gov. Brewer, her strategists, state legislators who run as Republicans and vote with Democrats, or Barack Obama himself.