Live from the Roasterie: Perhaps the strangest thing about hanging out on the Missouri-Kansas border is the moderate Republicans who come up to one: "Isn't the failure to expand Medicaid insane?" they say
We are leaving huge amounts of federal money on the table that we are paying for in taxes. Our health is worse. Our taxes are higher. Our rural hospitals are on the point of collapse. Our economies are smaller--not just in what our nurses and orderlies are paid, but in all the missing derived demands as well.
And I say: "You have been paying attention! Come lobby with us!"
They shake their heads. "But I wish you luck," they say.
La trahison des clercs along the banks of the wide Missouri...