Thursday, January 28, 2016

Flushing Millions of Tax Dollars Down the Toilet: Matt Bevin Doesn't Know What the Fuck He's Doing, Part 13

Yeah, Govenor Connecticut Yankee Lying Coward is eager to waste tens of millions of Kentucky tax dollars to strip health care from tens of thousands of Kentuckians.

Kynect is a popular system that’s worked beautifully, but Bevin is determined to scrap it anyway, in part because of knee-jerk partisanship – “Obamacare” is bad, or something – and in part because the new Republican governor believes the move will save the state money.

Except, it won’t. State officials have already estimated that dismantling the successful Kynect system will cost taxpayers $23 million.

Just as importantly, Kentucky received millions more in federal funds to create Kynect, and the governor’s decision to tear it down means the state will likely have to pay Washington back for the investment Kentucky no longer wants.

What’s more, as we discussed a few weeks ago, there’s also an under-appreciated irony to all of this: Bevin, a far-right governor, is also abandoning the tenets of his own ideology. By scrapping Kynect, the Kentuckian is shifting power from his state to Washington, D.C., on purpose, without explanation.

Kynect has worked. It’s popular. It saves the state money. And it keeps control in Kentucky instead of D.C. Bevin is overlooking all of this because, well, just because.
Because conservative faux-libertarians like Bevin don't really want small government.  They really want government that subsidizes the rich at the expense of the rest of us.

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