Tuesday, February 22, 2011
It gets heard in today's Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. The agenda includes the birthright citizenship bills, a bill requiring hospitals to check immigration status before treating patients, a striker calling for drug testing of welfare recipients and the complete elimination of Arizona's participation in the federal Medicaid program. Yes, the complete elimination of federal funding for health care for the destitute. Here's one unintended consequence we can see from that one: The complete collapse of Arizona health-care system. That'll show the feds!
Rhonda talks to Hispanic activists who are making more noise about a boycott. She gets great quote from Sen. Ron Gould:
Republican Sen. Ron Gould of the Lake Havasu area said he wasn’t too concerned about the threat. “I suspect it will work about as well as the last boycott,” he said, adding, “With any luck, we can get Raul Grijalva to endorse it again and then we can go after him next election.”