Hood’s claim of tax money spent on Obamacare suit just plain wrong

Yesterday, I talked about a comment Jim Hood made about the state’s involvement in the healthcare lawsuit. After the attorney general refused to be a part of the suit, Haley Barbour brought in outside counsel to join in the multi-state challenge.

Hood, who has made a living out of being a populist Democrat, recently talked about how the state is spending money simply for a political exercise on the part of the governor. This essentially gave Hood the opportunity to switch from his position, which is certainly unpopular- supporting Obamacare- to one about how he opposes spending taxpayer money.

But Mike Wallace, who is outside counsel to the state, was brought in at no cost. Private lawyers are not getting paid I have told. And as of last year, the state’s share of paying the national lawyers was around $2,000.

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10/6/11