…Here’s the thing: You can believe all this and still believe in nonviolence, and democratic values. Last year, Texas Republicans made dramatic cuts to the Medicaid program that helps provide physical and speech therapy to severely disabled children, many of whom are in foster care. They used bad math, and didn’t think it through, and cut the program too much. In doing so, they forfeited a huge amount of free federal funding for the program. That means some 60,000 kids will have less access to the physical and speech therapy that used to help them walk, or communicate, or attend school. For some kids with severe physical disabilities, that means pain.
I’m friends with a number of Texas conservatives. I like them personally. They have an ideology …
It was probably by design. They thought it through alright.