Guess who said the following:
- “For those who live in the shadows of life, for those who are the least among us, I will not accept the fact that the most vulnerable in our state should be ignored.”
- “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”
- “When you die and get to the meeting with Saint Peter, he’s probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor. You better have a good answer.”
Gotta be Barack Obama, right? Nope. Well, was it the pope? Nah. OK, then it was Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi? Nope and nope.
It was John Kasich, governor of Ohio. Oh yeah, Republican governor of Ohio. What spurred these thoughts? Kasich was expanding his state's Medicaid program to offer coverage to 275,000 Ohioans.
Are you paying attention, Gov. Robert Bentley?
(Hat tip: New Republic article, The Republican Party Has Discovered Poverty. Now What?)