Last fall, it seemed as if New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in North Carolina campaigning for Pat McCrory all the time. Every event featured the two men standing arm in arm and singing each other’s praises .
Oh that Christie would return to North Carolina today and pound a little common sense into the governorship of the man he helped elect.
Think Progress has more details on Christie’s decision to accept medicaid expansion:
“’It’s simple. We are putting people first,’ Christie explained in his address. ‘We have an opportunity to ensure that an even greater number of New Jerseyans who are at or near the poverty line will have access to critical health services beginning in January 2014.’ The governor added that the federal government’s funding toward the public insurance program will mean that ‘expanding Medicaid will ensure New Jersey taxpayers will see their dollars maximized.’”
At last report, however, McCrory remains committed to doing the opposite of his mentor on this critical issue.