If you thought this was going to be a thread about how he used a state chopper on taxpayer expense to go to a son's baseball game... think again! There's a much worse situation brewing in New Jersey. Governor Christie plans to make a huge cut in Medicaid funding in the state. - Christie budget to cut $540M from Medicaid funds, transfer participants into managed care | NJ.com The levels he plans to cut them down to are so ridiculous that it's boggles the mind how any adult can look at them and think it's a good idea. As it currently stands, for a family of three to be eligible for Medicaid they need to have a yearly gross income roughly under $24,600. With Christie's proposal, the new benchmark for that same family of three would be lowered to $5,300. Just how insane is this? - Poverty in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The federal poverty rate for a family of three is currently set at $18,530. The poverty rate for a single person is $10,890. In other words, if Christie gets his way a family of three would have to be making less than half of a single person at the federal poverty level in order to qualify for Medicaid in the state of New Jersey. Or to spin the numbers even further, if a family of three made only $103 a week, they would NOT qualify. Talk about being completely out of touch with the poor & working class??! UGH!!! Someone please explain to me where in the hell do we find these stupid people, never mind the idiots who are so disgruntled (yet uninformed) about what goes on in government who would vote these kind of socially ignorant fools to positions of power?