A yard sign in west central Missouri for Tony Monetti, one of the many republican candidates vying for their party’s nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Claire McCaskill (D):
Certified Candidate List
2018 Primary Election
Name Mailing Address Random Number Date Filed
Tony Monetti 610 SOUTHWEST DR WARRENSBURG MO 64093 264 2/27/2018
Austin Petersen 19615 S STATE ROUTE J PECULIAR MO 64078 345 2/27/2018
Josh Hawley 5215 E HWY 163 COLUMBIA MO 65201 484 2/27/2018
Fred Ryman 2838 SCHOTT RD JEFFERSON CITY MO 65101 569 2/27/2018
Christina Smith 1425 SUNSET LAKE RD APT. 4 JEFFERSON CITY MO 65109 673 2/27/2018
Kristi Nichols 16657 E 23 ST S SUITE 224 INDEPENDENCE MO 64055 688 2/27/2018
Bradley Krembs 32 FLOYD DR ST CHARLES MO 63303 695 2/27/2018
Ken Patterson 94 ELK RUN DR EUREKA MO 63025 971 2/27/2018
Brian G. Hagg PO BOX 165 AURORA MO 65605 3/5/2018
Courtland Sykes 9738 E WINNER RD INDEPENDENCE MO 64052 3/12/2018
Peter Pfeifer 402 ANDOVER LN BALLWIN MO 63011 3/27/2018
Yard signs have been out in yards in west central Missouri:
“I Support Medicaid Expansion”
That would be almost everyone except for the right wingnut majority in the Missouri General Assembly.
Here’s why there’s no Medicaid expansion for Missouri
By BARBARA SHELLY
The Kansas City Star
Missouri had a path to Medicaid expansion this year
The governor and the state’s leading business groups wanted it. All of the legislature’s Democrats and a growing number of Republicans supported it. Retired U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, a Republican, lobbied tirelessly for it.
Barring an end-of-session miracle before 6 p.m. Friday, however, Missouri will not expand Medicaid eligibility this year. Nearly 300,000 working adults will spend another year locked out of access to affordable health care because their income level places them in a coverage gap.
Standing in the path of Medicaid expansion are a few self-righteous men in the Missouri Senate….
Letters to the Editor
May 07, 2014 12:00 am
….When I arrived as the director of Health and Hospitals around 1990, not one nickel of our city dollars had ever been matched with federal Medicaid dollars. Over that 25-year period from 1965 to 1990, the state of Missouri left millions of dollars on the table because our local and state politicians either did not read or simply did not act on Medicaid law. The cash value of this inaction is calculable. However, more importantly, taking a pass on this opportunity has cost some of our fellow citizens their lives by damaging our community’s ability to develop more robust public health and health care systems that better meets the needs of our population.
Our state politicians are once again failing to act on national legislation (in this case the Affordable Care Act), which would bring federal Medicaid dollars to our state for both the urban and rural poor. This time around, no state match is needed for the first three years because the expansion of Medicaid to those at 138 percent of poverty level will simply bring our tax dollars back home to Missouri.
Failing to fully expand Medicaid will cause some hospitals and clinics to curtail services, and some will close. This time around the entire state will be affected. Some Missourians will lose their lives, and we will damage our public health and medical care systems.
Dr. William L. Kincaid • St. Louis
Former director of Health and Hospitals, city of St. Louis
“….Failing to fully expand Medicaid will cause some hospitals and clinics to curtail services, and some will close. This time around the entire state will be affected. Some Missourians will lose their lives, and we will damage our public health and medical care systems.”
A sign of our current time, for sure.
Schadenfreude, schoener Goetterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium… (November 11, 2012)
Morning in America (November 8, 2012)
It’s still out there, on a cold and rainy day. It’s gonna stay out there until it gets much colder.
Liberal Schadenfreude Is Out of Control
Why gloating after the election is nastier than ever.
By Katherine Goldstein|Posted Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 8:04 PM ET
….I had just turned 21. My vote for Kerry was the first I’d ever cast, and boy did losing hurt. But there was no one to around to rub my face in my own misery. In order to do that, someone would have had to call or email me or come up to my red-rimmed eyes and laugh in my face. Given that my immediate family is liberal, modern social media was in its infancy, and I went to a strongly left-leaning college, nothing like this happened. My friends and I consoled each other and moved on, and I never had the experience of anyone reveling in my despair….
Seriously? Obviously a viewpoint stemming from a wealth of experience. 2004 was the writer’s first election. I remember 1968, and 1972, and 1980, and 1984, and 1988, and 2000, and 2002, and 2004, and 2010.
Concern trolling coming from the sort of establishment. Please, Flying Spaghetti Monster, make the stoopid stop.
Now I think the yard sign stays up quite a while longer. And I have plenty of replacements.