Cross-posted from DemocraticDiva.com
“I think it’s a bad idea that’s been implemented even worse,” said Scott Smith, the Republican mayor of Mesa, Ariz., who’s seeking the GOP nomination for governor of Arizona this year. Smith, who also chairs the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said he’s not lifting a finger to help the feds on health care.
“It’s their program. It’s their exchange. It’s their responsibility,” he said.
Well alrighty then, Scott Smith is not going to lift a finger to make the health care law work in Arizona. Isn’t he just the polestar of pragmatism and statesmanship! The next time someone describes Smith as “moderate” to me I’m going to ask them if their definition of that term includes someone who thinks that I and thousands of other Arizonans getting the health insurance we had been denied before is a “bad idea”. And good to know that Smith is basically admitting that Arizonans should trust the feds with important issues like their health care instead of him.
In fairness, I did send a message to Smith’s website asking what his alternative to the Affordable Care Act is. We’ll see if I get a response.