Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Bush Vetos SCHIP


President George W. Bush, the guy who never uses his veto pen and who has run up 9 trillion worth of debt, has vetoed an expansion SCHIP.

The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) is a national program in the United States which provides health insurance for families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford to buy private insurance.
State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)—a successful program that provides health care to millions of low-income children. Sen. Bond voted for it. Sen. McCaskill voted for it. Kay Barnes supports the measure. Congressman Graves voted against it.

On Monday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized a group of parents and children that marched to the White House to protest Bush's upcoming veto. What happened when they got there? They were asked to go away. But wait, it gets worse—two days before vetoing health care for millions of low-income children, George Bush had the nerve to issue a presidential proclamation commemorating—you guessed it—"Child Health Day."

Who could be against providing health care to kids? The guy who only does things that makes profits for his friends in the oil business, that's who.

15 comments:

Phil Cardarella said...

Dear Speaker Pelosi,

Pleeeeeze make sure Mr. Graves has the opportunity to show his support of the President on this very important issue. It is important for all of his constituents to know just whose side he is on.

Besides, you'll like working with Kay Barnes.

whistleblower said...

Stephen...

This was Bush's third veto, and he just vetoed the Water Development Act today for a total of four.

Bush was expected to veto this bill. If the Bill is such a good idea, I'm sure the GA will be able to get the extra votes needed. Could it be that Bush has only spent the money that the General Assembly authorized him to spend?

This new bill would have been a significant first step in creating socialized medical care. Do we really need socialized medicine?

Let's see..the country is currently operating with an economy that is possibly only alive because of the fact that we are at war. (not that that is a reason to be at war) The real estate industry has worked with the media for years to tell the public "it's a great time to buy". The U.S. government succesfully sold the people a story that explained 3 buildings failing in exactly the same catastrophic manner although the three suffered significantly different initial damage. ...And the herd just keeps grazing.

You think the citizens of this country have had enough smoke blown up their backside.

Senator Bond voted for it but said that he wasn't sure where the funding would come from.

How do you buy something and then figure out how to pay for it?

I know people just like that. They file bankruptcy. What's the use of having a checking account if you can't write a check when you run out of money?

Some of the money is to come from a 61 cent cigarette tax. Why don't we have a fat tax? That way, when you quit smoking, and get fat, they still get the income.

I know..just give the government time and they will have a tax on everything.

sophia said...

The U.S. government succesfully sold the people a story that explained 3 buildings failing in exactly the same catastrophic manner although the three suffered significantly different initial damage.

Ah yes... the whistle that pierces tin foil.

whistleblower said...

Sophia...

It's good to see you back and blogging.

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