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Texas blog roundup for the week of March 5

The Texas Progressive Alliance is cheered by the turnout in the Democratic primary as it brings you this week’s roundup.

Off the Kuff wrapped up his looked at Beto O’Rourke’s visit-everywhere campaign strategy with hope and a sense that it’s worth doing this way regardless of the outcome.

SocraticGadfly takes note of the DNC fraud lawsuit appeal, and while he still thinks something is there, is glad Jared Beck ain’t his lawyer.

Neil at All People Have Value made note of the weekly John Cornyn Houston Office Protest.


And here are some posts of interest from other Texas blogs.

Scott Braddock documents Greg Abbott’s contempt for Republican legislators.

Mark Bennett shows what disrespect for the justice system really looks like.

The Lunch Tray highlights some bad food research.

Better Texas Blog explains why Medicaid work requirements are a lousy idea.

Finally, congratulations to Murray Newman for ten years of blogging.

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  1. Bill Daniels says:

    I only look at Neil’s blog when it’s linked here, but, really, I feel bad for him. Last week he was excited about graffiti in the hood, this week it’s a pic of 5 sad sacks standing on a sidewalk. Pity is the emotion I’m feeling. Maybe next week’s feature will be about paint drying, or watching cars rust out in Galveston.

  2. Bill Daniels says:

    Better Texas blog explains why we shouldn’t be asking people to work, or work more, in order to qualify for Medicaid. Two thirds are not infirm or mentally disabled. Yes, some work, some go to school, some take care of a house or kids. That’s great. That doesn’t mean they can’t either get an extra job, or go do some community service for the state. Is someone taking care of kids? Match that person with someone else taking care of kids, maybe two or three others taking care of kids and have a round robin, where one person watches all the kids while the others go out to either work or volunteer.

    Are you working 40 hours weeks but don’t have health insurance? Pick up another job. I have to work over 40 hours to pay for your medical care. If I can do it, so can you. Are you going to school? Great I went to school. I worked while I was in school. Can’t find a job? Go knock on doors in the neighborhood and offer to mow lawns and babysit. Get the word out with friends, family, the people down at the mosque, that you want to work, doing whatever you can.

    I think making some kind of additional work requirement mandatory for the two thirds of Medicaid recipients who actually CAN work is a great idea. People appreciate things more when they have skin in the game, even if that skin is just volunteer hours. That’s a great way to boost the self esteem of people who may not have much, too.