The Clarion-Ledger Editorial, 7/20/8

Mississippi taxpayers have a right to be confused in the state Medicaid funding standoff.

Who’s telling the truth?

Well, both – and neither. As it stands now, Barbour is holding the Legislature hostage, saying that unless lawmakers approve his bill to fund Medicaid by Aug. 6, he will be forced to cut $375 million from the program.

But the House is equally to blame, letting Barbour twist slowly in the wind, while painting him as callously insensitive to the public’s needs.