Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Fiddling Whilst Jacksonville Burns

As the "world's greatest country" continues to experiment with determining exactly how cruelly it can treat its own citizens and everyone else on the planet who's country doesn't rhyme with Bisrael, we can now add "fatal diseases" to the list of dangers not all governors agree it should be their job to deal with, or even admit exist.

Of course, with a little bit of budget juggling it would be perfectly possible to reopen the tuberculosis clinic - though it would've been a damn sight easier if after the CDC filed report on the TB outbreak the brass hadn't ordered the hospital be closed ahead of schedule - by making use of the extra money the state is now eligible to receive following the ruling of the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality.

Will Rick Scott be accepting that money?  No.  No he will not.  If dozens of men, women and children have to die of a curable disease in one of the richest states in the world's richest country in order to demonstrate that... President Obama is really mean, I guess? - then that's not so bad, is it?  Especially when you consider how many of the bodies hitting the floor are homeless, or worse, black.

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