Bush: Kids' Health Care Will Get VetoedLet's just see. Bush is asking for $50 Billion, again, to fund his Wars (I still think he will bomb Iran). Yet, he can't even come up with $7 Billion a year for poor kids. Kids who were stranded out there in the ragged American econoscape because their parents lost their jobs when all the factories were sent to Mexico or China (happened in our town).
By JENNIFER LOVEN
The Associated Press
Saturday, September 22, 2007; 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Bush again called Democrats "irresponsible" on Saturday for pushing an expansion he opposes to a children's health insurance program.
"Democrats in Congress have decided to pass a bill they know will be vetoed," Bush said of the measure that draws significant bipartisan support, repeating in his weekly radio address an accusation he made earlier in the week. "Members of Congress are risking health coverage for poor children purely to make a political point."
This strikes close to the heart and, given the rubberized spine of this current crop of congressional Democrats, I may be in for some serious decisions. You see, Bush can veto and Dems can waffle, but when the bill hits the pavement the person who ultimately has to pay the cost is, you guessed it, me. Either I see the patients who have lost coverage for free, or they go to the obscenely crowded ER.
We'll see them for free.