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  1. #1 Trump Admin Poised To Give Rural Whites A Carve-Out On Medicaid Work Rules 
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    Democrats once again objecting to encouraging/forcing those who are able to work to work.

    It's RAAAACIST you see because some of the rural areas who have triple the unemployment rate (meaning no jobs) won't be effected.

    And if they're working they may find their way off the Democrat Plantation as they see how DEMOCRAT Policies hurt the poor and middle class, and keep the poor poor and dependent on Democrats.

    DonViejo (42,980 posts) Trump Admin Poised To Give Rural Whites A Carve-Out On Medicaid Work Rules

    By Alice Ollstein | May 14, 2018 6:00 am

    As the Trump administration moves aggressively to allow more states to impose mandatory work requirements on their Medicaid programs, several states have come under fire for crafting policies that would in practice shield many rural, white residents from the impact of the new rules.

    In the GOP-controlled states of Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio, waiver proposals would subject hundreds of thousands of Medicaid enrollees to work requirements, threatening to cut off their health insurance if they can’t meet an hours-per-week threshold.

    Those waivers include exemptions for the counties with the highest unemployment, which tend to be majority-white, GOP-leaning, and rural. But many low-income people of color who live in high-unemployment urban centers would not qualify, because the wealthier suburbs surrounding those cities pull the overall county unemployment rate below the threshold.

    “This is sort of a version of racial redlining where they’re identifying communities where the work requirements will be in full effect and others where they will be left out,” George Washington University health law professor Sara Rosenbaum told TPM. “When that starts to result in racially identifiable areas, that’s where the concern increases.”

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    el_bryanto (11,412 posts) 1. I should say I have mixed feelings about the work rules anyway - but in general

    I think they are a bad idea. But in this specific case I can see where they are coming from - in an city of at least moderate size the facilities to give people these forced jobs exist - in a rural area, I am guessing they don't.

    Than again this points to the problems of the whole program, so I don't know.
    BumRushDaShow (31,796 posts)

    4. What?



    Weren't there all these stories about produce "left in the fields" because the "migrant workers" have been deported or not allowed in?

    This policy is pure, unadulterated racism and it's remarkable how that is somehow justified.
    ASSumption that the areas exempted are areas that have produce "left in the fields".

    dameatball (1,421 posts)

    2. Well hell, if we can require a "must work" rule, why don't we just have "must move" rule??

    I am not serious, but just pointing out the idiocy of the entire project. Until Trump starts working more than 20 hours a week, no more taxpayer paid vacations and half-rations of diet Coke.
    Glad he said he's not serious though it wouldn't have been necessary. The last line made it abundantly clear that he wasn't to be taken seriously.

    JustAnotherGen (24,792 posts) 8. Whether a just policy or not

    It creates two tiers of those in need of a hand up. Sorry but it's bullshit.

    They can go work on farms since 45/140's policies literally have food wasting in the fields.
    LOL. The "two tiers" are the 1. Those collecting assistance when they COULD be working and helping themselves by doing so. The jobs are there, they just don't want to work. and 2. Those that may or may not want to work BUT there are no or few JOBS available in their community.

    Expecting those who can work and where there are jobs available is somehow "racist", unjust and unequal.

    bigbrother05 (4,956 posts)

    9. Another example of White Wing policies from this administration that aren't accidental

    This is part and parcel with the fact that the Red states receive far more federal dollars than they pay in.

    It's just coincidental that the Whites get help at the expense of everyone else.
    standingtall (1,306 posts)

    12. We should not be making work requirements acceptable by

    debating that the implementation is unfair, because that implies they can be implemented fairly which they cannot. None of these work requirements have gone into effect yet. We need to try and beat these in the courts first. Premature to debate rather they are being implemented properly.
    And naturally......TAKE IT TO COURT. Democrats don't think it should be a requirement to work in order to receive assistance if there are jobs available and the individual is able to work. Gotta keep the slaves on the Democrat Plantation.

    Eliot Rosewater (16,128 posts)

    25. Agreed. America has become a fascist state to giving benefits to one group and not

    another is no surprise.

    Much worse to come.
    maxrandb (7,747 posts)

    15. We are going to need to


    March from the cities and kick the ever loving shit out of "rural" 'Murika.

    Anyone who calls those good foresaken shitholes "The Heartland" ought to get the shit beat out of them.

    Heartland my ass!

    If god were going to give the world an enema, he'd stick the nozzle right in Dumbfuckistan, 'Murika

    Well, now. That would make quite the campaign ad in the heartland, wouldn't it.

    "Here's what the Democrat Party - and liberals think about non coastal, especially rural areas of the country......."

    Nitram (9,465 posts)

    22. Transparent vote-buying, with a racial component to boot.

    This monster knows no bounds, has not decency, is a corrupt and evil homunculus.
    Sure. It isn't DEMOCRATS rewarding the poor - many who could work with free handouts - effectively KEEPING them in a cycle of poverty and dependency on Democrats.

    malthaussen (12,329 posts)

    23. Well, there might be a silver lining...

    ... if it can be proved in court that racial discrimination results from these exemptions, it would render the whole work program unconstitutional, which it should be.

    -- Mal

    So the "discrimination" is due to more white people living in rural areas where there are no jobs. The "discrimination" isn't because black people/minorities are actively being discriminated against - the policy isn't to discriminate against black people but just the FACT that White people live in areas where there are no jobs available and so are not made to work to receive assistance is considered DISCRIMINATION.

    If that's the case then EVERY PROGRAM set up that mostly helps Black people or helps them at greater than 12 % of the population and White people less than 77% of the population is DISCRIMINATION. How many programs is that that helps the inner cities (where Blacks are more than 12% of the population) more than the rural areas and where the number of Blacks helped is in excess of 12% of the total number helped ?

    I can see a good career for a number of lawyers who sue on this precedent if liberals bring it to court and they win.
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    15. We are going to need to


    March from the cities and kick the ever loving shit out of "rural" 'Murika.

    Anyone who calls those good foresaken shitholes "The Heartland" ought to get the shit beat out of them.


    Nitram (9,465 posts)

    22. Transparent vote-buying, with a racial component to boot.
    yep, that's exactly what the democrat party is doing with their sanctuary city/state policies and refusal to enforce immigration law.

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    23. Well, there might be a silver lining...

    ... if it can be proved in court that racial discrimination results from these exemptions, it would render the whole work program unconstitutional, which it should be.
    leave it to DUpipo to think that the concept of working to earn your keep is unconstitutional.
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    15. We are going to need to


    March from the cities and kick the ever loving shit out of "rural" 'Murika.

    Anyone who calls those good foresaken shitholes "The Heartland" ought to get the shit beat out of them.

    Heartland my ass!

    If god were going to give the world an enema, he'd stick the nozzle right in Dumbfuckistan, 'Murika
    Well, come on down, Homer, I'll be waiting for ya.
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    That's it dumbfucks, get in a really big fight with the people growing your food, treat 'em like shit ( this isn't the first time I've heard Moonbats say this) and see what happens; how do want your rat, fried or broiled?
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    15. We are going to need to


    March from the cities and kick the ever loving shit out of "rural" 'Murika.

    Anyone who calls those good foresaken shitholes "The Heartland" ought to get the shit beat out of them.
    Geez La-Weez, what high dose combination of recreational chemicals engendered that ignorant rant?!
    Facts don't matter to DUpipo.

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    Once again, DU proves that all its members can do is grab their genitalia and scream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Once again, DU proves that all its members can do is grab their genitalia and scream.
    Still, better their own than ours...
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