Yes, that is what the headlines should read.
The way the liberals and media (is that redudant?) are milking this non-issue, one would think President Bush was personally traveling through elementary schools and escorting classrooms full of children into the gas chamber. The irony here is that if he were advocating aborting potentially uninsured children, then he would be lauded as a true compassionate human being and progressive thinker.
President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children’s health insurance.
See.. occasionally he gets things right. A quick word search of the Constitution reveals nothing about providing medical care for citizens. Bravo!
“Never has it been clearer how detached President Bush is from the priorities of the American people,” Reid said in a statement. “By vetoing a bipartisan bill to renew the successful Children’s Health Insurance Program, President Bush is denying health care to millions of low-income kids in America.”
Attention American people! I have a question for you: is it your priority to see to it that tax-payer funded medical programs include children of illegal alliens or fellow citizens with incomes of upwards of $80,000 per year?
“Poor kids first,” Bush said. “Secondly, I believe in private medicine, not the federal government running the health care system.”
Bam! Two in a row! Junior is on a roll!
The program is a joint state-federal effort that subsidizes health coverage for 6.6 million people, mostly children, from families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford their own private coverage.
Ladies and gentlemen, I work for myself. I’ve paid for my own insurance for well over 4 years. While it’s not the cheapest monthly bill, it’s certainly not the most expensive. It’s all about priorities and spending wisely. Many of those who do not want to pay to insure themselves are more interested in spending their hard-earned dollars on the “finer things” or they are simply too lazy to do a little homework to find out the actual costs.
And Gerald McEntee, president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, said a coalition of liberal groups was staging more than 200 events throughout the nation on Thursday to highlight the issue. The group, which includes MoveOn.org, and several unions, also has a goal of more than 1 million contacts to Congress through calls, letters and e-mails demanding that lawmakers override Bush’s veto. The coalition is spending $3 million to $5 million on the effort.
They raise $5 million to ensure that the Federal government takes money out of your wallet. How’s that for patriotism!
Why doesn’t this coalition of liberal groups take that wad of money and put it towards actually purchasing medical care for those who truly need it instead of demanding that Congress pick your pocket?