Last week our new deputy assistant governor Pat McCrory called a press conference to tout the findings of an audit of the states medicaid program and low and behold we have a 1.4 billion dollar shortfall.
"This is evidence that the system is broken and over spending is the reason." I'm not sure, but I swear Governor Pope was standing behind Pat with his arm buried shoulder deep up Mcrory's ass moving his lips.
New Sec. of HHS Aldona Wos declared,"Cost overuns will not be tolerated and will not be accepted."
Phil Booger proclaimed the state cannot handle a bigger program. By that he meant, "This is just a set up to avoid setting up a state controlled exchange."
What they didn't say was their own budget was responsible. Republican Lanier Cansler former Sec of HHS did, in 2011. Cansler stated on WRAL,"It's really going to be impossible to achieve this budget, and I'm not sure where the legislature will go with that."
Booger and Tillis created this bit of political theater and the only people to call them on it are the guys at NC Policy Watch, who by the way, have a Bullshit meter that is off the charts. Adam Searing beat them over the head with it in one of his recent articles.
My question is, why aren't the traditional news outlets like the News and Observer, News and Record, Charlotte Observer, etc., screaming blue bloody murder about this obfuscation of the truth? By not calling out McCrory and Booger they have abandoned their journalistic responsibility to not just report the news, but to educate and inform. Oh, and call bullshit, bullshit.
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