The more omnipresent and omnipotent we allow the cancer in Washington to become, the more crucial it is to have friends there — as greater Chicago just learned:
Cook County hit a $100 million jackpot over the weekend.
In a little noticed but crucial decision announced Friday night [when our rulers do things they don't want reported], the federal government signed off on a request by county board President Toni Preckwinkle to enroll 114,000 low-income people a year early in the Medicaid program.
For the county, the decision is worth as much as $100 million a year, since its network of hospitals and health clinics already is serving most of the patients free of charge. The tab now will be picked up by federal taxpayers under a provision of Obamacare, rather than by Cook County taxpayers alone.
That is, ObamaCare will be used to transfer $100 million per year from taxpayers nationwide to Chicago, the infamously corrupt political cesspool that spawned Obama.
On a tip from Byron.