Mental health care long term To the Cottage Grove Journal Lately, I have been hearing from Republican state legislators about their support for mental health care and long term care. It is true that …
Mental health care long term
To the Cottage Grove Journal Lately, I have been hearing from Republican state legislators about their support for mental health care and long term care. It is true that some Republican politicians like former US representative Jim Ramstad were known for supporting such initiatives. However, the big question for Republican state legislators is would they actually cut the budget from the programs they insist they support. Essentially, Republican legislators and politicians have a recent history of cutting such services especially during state deficits so they do not have to raise taxes. This happened in Alaska under Governor Mike Dunleavy in 2019 who cut millions. from Mental Health programs and in Wyoming under Governor Mark Gordon where millions were cut from suchservices too. Additionally, the Minnesota House Republican caucus tried to cut 20,000 people off the Minnesota Health Care rolls in 2009 and the Wisconsin Republicans in the state legislature and governorship actually did cut 90,000 people off the Wisconsin Health care rolls in 2016.
Even House Republican leader Kurt Daudt has insisted on such cuts stating “Government should tighten its belts like Families and Businesses” but never mentioned the families and businesses and individuals who need services like those in Mental Health programs .
All of this asks the question if local Republican legislators would actually cut the services they say they support simply to not raise taxes. As far as I can see and what I know, I would have to say yes.
William Cory Labovitch South Saint Paul