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Letter: Kowtowing or grandstanding?

Published July 22, 2014 8:21 am
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I don't mind having hearings on the expansion of Medicaid to the thousands of people who are eligible, but to play political football with people's lives is not acceptable.

To get people's hopes up is nothing more than a cruel form of torture. According to the House Speaker Lockhart, taking the fed money is nothing more than kowtowing to the feds, and that is unacceptable. She continues to say that it will cost Utah money that can be used elsewhere. I'm asking her, is not spending the money more important on the citizens of Utah than letting those dollars go to other states which have taken the expansion money?

Sen. Christensen feels the same. According to him, taking the fed money is not the Utah way. I would ask him, is it the Christian way, or is that just a charade as well? Maybe they feel taking the fed money and having to chip in after three years,would take away from the real purpose for that money: to continue spending our hard-earned tax dollars on a dead issue, gay marriage. Maybe that is more important.

Charles Glaser

West Valley City




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