Our Commander in Thief!

@ParaTed2k (21841)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
May 18, 2009 11:15pm CST
...No, not THAT Commander in Thief.. the one over the Wisconsin Army National Guard.. otherwise known as the Governor of Wisconsin.... King Jim Doyle. King Doyle has been working hard for years to get a "hospital tax" passed. It is exactly what the name says... a special tax on hospitals. It doen't even go to medical interests of the state.. it just goes to the general fund. King Doyle finally got his wish though, because the entire government is now run by Democrats. A 1.4% tax will be assessed against patient revenues to hospitals. The kicker of this is.. the Hospitals back the tax! Why? Because apparently the hospitals will recieve more medicaid funding because of the tax. The increase will bring in more than the tax bill.. so everyone wins.. except, of course, the patients. Ok, so where does that make Doyle the "Commander in Thief"? Let me continue. Even though the tax is a mere few months old, Kind Doyle is now pushing to increase the tax from 1.4% to 25%... once again, the hospitals back the tax.. but not for the same reason. You see, the stinking bit of rancid tallow, King Doyle has met with the leaders of The Wisconsin Hospital Association and told them that if they fight this tax increase, he will withhold medicaid funding from the hospitals. I swear, the only difference between Doyle and a Mafia Don is the letters after the "D" and the "O".
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
19 May 09
A hospital tax what a bunch of morons, and the hospital support it even a bigger bunch of morons. I some what understand why the hospitals support the tax but I would like to see them fight it.
@ParaTed2k (21841)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
19 May 09
The hospitals have no reason not to support the original tax. They gain far more from medicaid revenue than they lose in taxes to the state.
@K46620 (1996)
• United States
19 May 09
This stupid governor should be recalled from office! Are they trying to make health care so expensive that everyone is forced to accept socialized national health care? Obviously he does not care about the people of Wisconsin, especially the poorer people!
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
19 May 09
25%?????? Holy phouque!!! Of course the hospitals "back him" omn it, the same way Corlione's "protection was "backed" by those who paid it.