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Medicare Expansion Vote

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GC7, Jun 30, 2020 at 9:57 PM.

  1. GC7

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    It looks like this is going to pass and I know the gist of the issue but is this not really a partisan thing?

    It supposedly helps rural hospitals that can't stay in business but Stitt was against it and said the state can't afford it. The fed govt is supposed to pay for 95% of the cost.

    I've found that Oklahomans tend to vote across party lines when it comes to more social issues within the state, while they tend to stick with party lines for national issues.
     
  2. TwoForFlinching

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    Was pretty savvy marketing by the people pushing for it. I'm sure it'll save rural hospitals like the lottery and pot are saving schools.
     
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    Don't be so cynical! Pot was a lifesaver for me in school. :wink2:
     
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    It is going to cost the Oklahoma taxpayers millions.
     
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    Most of what I saw on tv that was for it was a lie. This, if passed, would make a state constitutional change. Then if the feds cut off their funding for it, the state would have to pay for all of it. More Obummer care.
     
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    Proudly voted no...
     
  7. Fredkrueger100

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    My wife and I too!
     
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    Us too. Sadly it looks to be passing but still to close to call. 50.5 to 49.5.

    Probably going to come down to the absentee ballots.
     
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    Up until today, most ads I saw for the issue were PRO expansion. Only like yesterday did I start seeing the AGAINST expansion ads.

    So this either was not a huge issue for Stitt and the GOP and it wasn't worth the funds to fight, or what I fear is actually happening is our state (R)s are getting comfortable and lazy.


    In November, state senate district 15 for Norman is going to be important. There's an incumbent (R) who is up against one of these anti-trump AOC type women who was arrested in Tulsa during the Trump rally. I think it's going to be a razor thin win or the (R) will lose and Norman will continue in its path towards becoming the Austin, TX of OK.

    https://ballotpedia.org/Oklahoma_State_Senate_District_15

    https://oklahoman.com/article/5665090/norman-councilwoman-arrested-in-tulsa-on-saturday-night

    You guys need to realize that politics is downstream from culture and if you can't convince your family and friends to vote accordingly, then OK will go blue in no time.
     
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    Voted NO.
    Disappointing results, people have no idea what they're voting for (hey, kind of like congress, huh?)

    I wonder how much the BLM get-out-the-vote activism might have played in this..?
    The BLM youth division was giving out free food at 36th and Kelly yesterday to anyone who voted.
     
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