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Bush; NO To Children’s Health Care

Posted by nytexan on July 19, 2007

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that Bush just flat hates America. In his recent assault, he has chosen to deny the smallest voices in this country, our children.

Mr. Elitist doesn’t think health care for the kids his worth his time or our taxes. So in a few short months when the SCHIPS program expires, sick children will not be able to go to the doctor, hospitals or get their medicine. Thank you George!

President Bush yesterday rejected entreaties by his Republican allies that he compromise with Democrats on legislation to renew a popular program that provides health coverage to poor children, saying that expanding the program would enlarge the role of the federal government at the expense of private insurance.

  • The president said he objects on philosophical grounds to a bipartisan Senate proposal to boost the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $35 billion over five years. Bush has proposed $5 billion in increased funding and has threatened to veto the Senate compromise and a more costly expansion being contemplated in the House.
  • “I support the initial intent of the program,” Bush said in an interview with The Washington Post after a factory tour and a discussion on health care with small-business owners in Landover. “My concern is that when you expand eligibility . . . you’re really beginning to open up an avenue for people to switch from private insurance to the government.”

Private insurance companies are far more important that the government run health care program for kids.

  • The 10-year-old program, which is set to expire on Sept. 30, costs the federal government $5 billion a year and helps provide health coverage to 6.6 million low-income children whose families do not qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance on their own.
  • About 3.3 million additional children would be covered under the proposal developed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Republican Sens. Charles E. Grassley (Iowa) and Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), among others. It would provide the program $60 billion over five years, compared with $30 billion under Bush’s proposal. And it would rely on a 61-cent increase in the federal excise tax on cigarettes, to $1 a pack, which Bush opposes.
  • Grassley and Hatch, in a joint statement this week, implored the president to rescind his veto threat. They warned that Democrats might seek an expansion of $50 billion or more if there is no compromise.
  • They also said that Bush should drop efforts to link the program’s renewal to his six-month-old proposal to replace the long-standing tax break for employer-based health insurance with a new tax deduction that would help people pay for insurance, regardless of whether they get it through their jobs or purchase it on their own.

It’s all about tax cut and tax breaks. Bush can’t do one damn thing that doesn’t have conditional strings attached. He can not give health care to kids unless we give tax breaks. These programs are very separate issues, that do not need to be linked. They don’t even go through the same committees. Oh that’s right, procedure doesn’t matter to presidents Putz.

  • “I’m not going to surrender a good and important idea before the debate really gets started,” Bush said. “And I think it’s going to be very important for our allies on Capitol Hill to hear a strong, clear message from me that expansion of government in lieu of making the necessary changes to encourage a consumer-based system is not acceptable.”

Actually George, the government is larger now than it was when you took office in 2000.  Not only is it larger but it runs less efficiently and spend more money.

  • Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), the House Democratic Caucus chairman, said he is “bewildered” that Bush is fighting the expanded funding for a program supported by Republicans and Democrats alike. “This is the chance for him to finally be a uniter and not a divider,” Emanuel said. “You have consensus across party and ideology, and a unity on the most important domestic issue, health care — except for one person.”

Interesting the guy who stops government health care for kids is on govenrment health care himself. After all we do pay his insurance and his salary.

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15 Responses to “Bush; NO To Children’s Health Care”

  1. A stat i heard during the recent all nighter in the Senate was that the 10 billion Billion we are spending in Iraq could fund this program for a yr. Nice prioties there BushCo. Real nice.

  2. nytexan said

    The Bush priorities are war and corporate profits.

  3. Len Hart said

    Everything Bush does makes sense if only two things about him are remembered: 1) nothing said by Bush about anything at anytime has ever been true at any time in any way! 2) Bush’s only “mission” in the Oval Office is to maximize the profits of big oil! That’s it!

    He doesn’t give a shit about your Social Security, he doesn’t give a shit whether you live or die, he doesn’t give a shit about your kids –whether they live or die or get educated.

    Bush is an occupant who takes his orders from the CEO’s of Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force.

    Stop trying to figure Bush out. There’s nothing to figure out. He’s a rich shithead born with a silver spoon up his dumb ass doing the only job he knows how to do: WHORE FOR BIG OIL!

  4. IMPEACH!

    Someone needs to bitchslap some sense into Missy Nancy “impeachment is off the table” Pelosi to force her to order the Articles of Impeachment.

    Votes or not. This action alone would effectively tie Bush’s paws until the end of his pathetic term.

    If Pelosi is too afraid of the details of her investment portfolio would be made public, then she needs to step aside and hand the Gavel to someone else, like Henry Waxman.

  5. nytexan said

    Len:
    Agreed all the way around. We shouldn’t expect anything different from a descendant of one of Americas most corrupt families.

    Christopher:
    Impeachment to stop him from further destruction is fine by me. Waxman would have had the process going for months now. BTW:where has Ms. Pelosi been lately?

  6. mirth said

    Of course I disagree with Bush, but I also disagree with Baucus that this should be funded by a select group of Americans, cigarette smokers, rather than the whole population equally. I also think it’s chickenshit that such a tax isn’t being called for, most likely because we’re in an election cycle.

  7. nytexan said

    He is a shit head. I can’t think of anyone who would not pay a tax increase to support health care for children.

  8. phil_in_ny said

    Yes, of course. No child left behind means every child left behind.

  9. MmeTLB said

    But think about it! No lineups for medical care! We just have to keep enough people away from the buildings altogether, and voila!!

    The beauty is, if you deny kids regular checkups of all sorts when they are young, then when they are older and working, and sicker than they otherwise would have been, you can gouge them for *more* than they are worth, and profit from it – and all you have to do is buy stock in a health insurance company!!

    What a great leader!! What a great country!!

  10. BTW:where has Ms. Pelosi been lately?

    Receiving Botox injections in her face?
    Shopping at Saks?
    Attending GOP picnics to get her picture taken?
    Hosting “teas” for the ladies in her Pac Heights neighborhood?

    She’s the worst and I blame Pelosi for the hidious approval numbers of the US Congress.

    Get rid of her!

  11. kip152 said

    In all seriousness, how can Bush logically defend his position? I mean, jokes aside, this really makes absolutely no sense.

  12. nytexan said

    All:
    As horrible as this may sound to you, he will get away with not renewing it. He did the very same thing in Texas with CHIPS. For that reason Texas children rank 48th in the national health care stats.

    We was a great governor and he is a better president.

  13. Suzie-Q said

    Bush is an occupant who takes his orders from the CEO’s of Dick Cheney’s Energy Task Force.
    ———————–
    Len:

    That’s exactly right and that’s why this country is in shambles!

  14. ClapSo said

    This is just the beginning. Wait till g’dubya INSISTS that domestic spending of all kinds must be cut, so that the deficit can be reduced. This clown has been deficit spending for 6 years, and now all of a sudden he is talking about run away spending? What a joke! He also wants to make his tax cuts for the rich permanent? What a ripoff!

    The fy2008 budget will continue to waste billions on the war. The only fight there will be is over how MUCH to cut domestic spending. Too bad both parties agree to continue the war. We could cut military spending and the deficit all at once by stopping the war! The least the dems can do is repeal the bush crime family tax cuts! But I’m not holding my breath…

    The scientifically impossible I do right away
    The spiritually miraculous takes a bit longer

  15. The Bush junta is now considering military against Iran and Pakistan. The reach of this lunatic, out-of-control president grows and grows.

    I’m sick to death of the Democrats kowtowing to him and according him the respect that goes along with a president who enjoys approval numbers above 50%. This chump ass mofo is down in Nixon territory and he has no political capital left to use.

    This is the moment you shut Bush down. Refuse to hold hearings on nominees, don’t vote to approve his Surgeon General, vote down bills he supports, etc.

    And most important of all: PUT. IMPEACHMENT. BACK. ON. THE. TABLE.

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