Even though it is far from being law yet, the House Democrat budget proposal covered on the Jan. 19 front page is revealing: It shows where our citizens stand in the minds of our elected representatives. Ignoring Gov. Gregoire's plans, they refuse to cut state health insurance for non-citizens and for undocumented children, this latter class being double speak for illegal alien. We must protect those who flaunt our laws and pay no taxes. (And here I thought it was illegal to spend money to promote illegal activities!)
On the bright side, they “held out hope of saving the Basic Health Plan that insures 66,000 low-income people,” but only IF they can find some money somewhere.
Illegals? Yes, definitely!
Citizens? Well, don’t get your hopes up, but there is a remote and unlikely possibility.