Koch brothers’ agent Michael Lamoureux of Russellville, the young state senator who tragically is likely to become president pro tem of the Senate when Arkansas flies over the cliff tomorrow night, arrogantly tells this newspaper this morning that he and the other wholly owned Koch subsidiaries — Republican legislators, that is — will be calling the shots, thank you, very much, on who if anyone gets any help from federal expansion of Medicaid to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.
He says, you know, we might let a few more people get health care, but not any 250,000, and we’re going to drug-test ‘em and root out those frauds out there loaded up on crystal meth and purposely staying poor so they can get some government help if they fake a stroke or something.
There are poor people out there just lined up at the hospital door waiting for a free bed and a gourmet meal if we’ll expand Medicaid. Don’t you know?
The Beebe administration is saying, OK, fine, whatever. Being governor of “Oklabama,” working out of the state Capitol formerly known as Little Rock but now as “Kochville,” means taking what you can get from the controlling out-of-state semi-anarchists.
Finally, constitutional reform comes to Arkansas: We soon will replace the 1874 Constitution with “Atlas Shrugged.”