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Friday, January 30, 2009

Blogger Wills

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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Is House Speaker Robbie Wills really doing all this blogging and tweeting and etc. himself between presiding and dining with lobbyists?

Don't know. But a lot of it is useful and some of it entertaining.

Such as this post on Dick Armey's (artwork courtesy of Wills) visit to town next week to raise money for Republicans and oppose the tobacco tax,

This is, of course, a logical tactic against the healthcare package: bring in a politician from Texas to tell us Arkansans how we ought to do things.  What a great idea.  As we all know, all Arkansans LOVE Texans and all things Texas, right?  ....

So, Mr. Armey will jet in, rail against our healthcare package, raise a little coin then hop a plane back to D.C., leaving Arkansas as he found it:  the only state in the country without a level I trauma center, one of three states without a statewide trauma system, on the verge of losing eight community health centers, potentially losing over $80 million dollars in federal Medicaid matching funds, with the seventh highest incidence of smoking-related deaths, spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to treat smoking-related illnesses, with not enough doctors and nurses and critical healthcare programs on the verge of extinction.

 

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