Get to work for your Medicaid, grandma, you moocher!
In a further example of cruelty, the Trump regime is toying with the idea of allowing states to force "able-bodied" adults to work for their Medicaid.
What kind of "work"? That's left up to the states. They could force Medicaid recipients to break rocks, for all that Trump cares.
Will an 80 year old retiree qualify as "able-bodied"? Will we see papaws and mamaws picking fruit in the fields, now that Trump has blocked foreign workers from coming to the US to work the farms?
Every time you think Trump can't do anything worse, he says "Hold my beer".
To be fair, I don't even know if this is Trump's own doing. He is a senile cipher, who basically, like Ron Burgundy, reads whatever is put in front of him. We saw this in his televised "negotiation" with Democrats over DACA and the Wall. The Democrats rolled him over, getting him to agree to their points. Whoever holds his attention gets his or her way. Aside from petty revenge on President Obama, Trump has no core values; every promise he made of raising up the deplorables has been broken, as he's eschewed Steve Bannon's economic nationalism and thrown his lot in with the banks and investing firms.
No, making moochers work for earned benefits is all the doing of those around him, who, Scrooge-like, believe that if the poor would rather die than go to work-houses, they should get to it and decrease the surplus population.
This is what happens when a population of citizens doesn't take the time or effort to exercise its solemn duty of voting to elect its leaders. When you neglect to participate in politics, you're leaving your fate to the worst elements of your polity. We've been seeing the fruits of those millions of decisions for the past year.
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