OK-SAFE, Inc. – This post by Randy Brogdon at Restore Liberty OK could also be called “Fallin’s Piecemeal Implementation of Obamacare”
August 26, 2014
Politicians often have a narcissistic way of telling the truth. Narcissism is “the pursuit of gratification of one’s own attributes, derived from arrogant pride.” If the truth makes them look good they tend to blab it to anyone willing to listen. If it shines a negative light on them, the truth is often hidden or stretched.
Governor Fallin’s recent lack of blab on a federal grant request, suggests an example of narcissistic truth telling. Fallin recently said, “Every month we learn a new lesson about why the state of Oklahoma should stay as far away from ObamaCare as possible.” “The law has cost millions of people their health insurance, is failing to bend the cost curve for medical care, and is constantly in danger of being thrown out by courts for being constitutionally suspect.” (I’ll go ahead and say it, it’s unconstitutional)
I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, but, there is a but. Oklahoma Watch inadvertently and inaccurately reported on July 31, that the state had chosen not to participate in the State Innovation Models $700 million grant program. The inaccuracies in that report were due to the Governor’s office failure to disclose applying for the grant, even after specifically being asked about the program during the interview.
On July 18, 2014, only two weeks before the Oklahoma Watch interview, Fallin requested the maximum amount of $3 million on the grant application. Her stated reason was, because it is a “health system innovation that makes good business sense.” Which is it? Is ObamaCare something to stay away from, or is it an innovation?
Rest of post here.
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