Hate to kick a man while he's down (well, no, not really), but former gubernatorial shoo-in Rob McKenna either doesn't care to understand the way the state budget works before commenting on it, or he doesn't care if he intentionally misinforms his Twitter followers for the sake of a rhetorical dig:
Except McKenna is totally conflating Medicaid expansion with the state's efforts to move disabled recipients into managed care, and he's totally ignoring the fact that the state saw fewer savings than anticipated, not rising costs:
Estimates of Medicaid costs climbed substantially, for a net increase of $301 million. Lawmakers had counted on more Medicaid participants enrolling in a lower-cost managed-care program. They didn’t, so anticipated saving didn’t materialize.
So the miscalculation is not anything like how McKenna characterizes it.
This budget stuff is complicated. Too complicated to be debated via snarky one-liners on Twitter. And obviously too complicated for Rob McKenna.