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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bush Wants to Abandon SCHIP!

The same president that said this...

(Yes, on different occasions he did actually say those things.)

Has now said this.

This is how the voting went in the Senate and the House of Representatives. You can read more about SCHIP at I thought that this short NPR article, "A Primer on the Vetoed SCHIP Bill", explained the matter very succinctly.

The Guardian points out that this is only the fourth time that Bush has used his presidential veto in seven years - to block legislation that would have given health insurance to millions of poor American children.

Republicans fear that the veto could hurt their prospects in next year's elections. Hopefully they are concerned about the six million kids, as well.

Think Progress has a video of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) explaining his own dissatisfaction with the administration's position on the SCHIP legislation.

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At Thu Oct 04, 01:53:00 PM, Blogger Freida Bee said...

I think when president are not readingers, they are not knowingers.

Childrens can look up to rolemodel and be proud that they are the Americas, not the Iraqs or the Asias.

At Thu Oct 04, 05:58:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

he is too busy letting doctors give women their love to worry about childrens learning

i cant wait to see the Bush Library!

At Thu Oct 04, 11:05:00 PM, Blogger Fade said...

America, the third world country.

At Fri Oct 05, 10:11:00 AM, Blogger Swinebread said...

He’s definitely “our Breast and Brightest”

At Fri Oct 05, 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

Freida Bee: What is really sad is that our president is already a role model to tin-plated dictators everywhere.

Distributorcap: The Bush Library! Oh, crap. There is a funny story waitng to happen.

Fade: We are indeed fading fast, Fade.

Swinebread: I think that the hooters in this president's bra are dim bulbs.

At Fri Oct 05, 03:07:00 PM, Blogger Evil Spock said...

This is political suicide for the Republicans.

I love seeing them going down in flames, but they're taking us with them.

At Sun Oct 07, 07:05:00 AM, Blogger Dr. Zaius said...

I think that the logic behind this action is that the public won't remember this at election time, but the far right that is trying to get rid of social programs will.


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