September 26, 2007

THEY JUST KNOW SOCIALISM WILL WORK THIS TIME...:

Will Bush veto his own priority?: The president once sang the praises of expanding children's insurance; his tone has changed now that Democrats are sending him a bill. (Ronald Brownstein, September 26, 2007, LA Times)

The tragedy in Washington's escalating confrontation on children's healthcare is that the legislation Congress is on track to approve this week with substantial bipartisan support advances precisely the goal President Bush claims as his priority.

Bush says he wants the State Children's Health Insurance Program, a state-federal partnership up for renewal this year, to more narrowly target the poorest children. He's threatened to veto the bill Congress is completing because he charges it directs too much aid toward middle-income families and would prompt too many of them to drop private insurance and enroll in SCHIP.


If Mr. Brownstein thinks that increasing dependence on the Second Way is a W priority he hasn't learned anything the past 8 years. Consider only that he'd support a bill, and Democrats oppose, that gave these kids HSAs and it becomes clear that the central issue isn't healthcare for kids but whether the state or the poor should be empowered.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 26, 2007 6:47 AM
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Socialism will in fact work this time the same way it has worked all the other times it was applied and for the same fundamental reason - it violates our created and fallen humanity.

How bright do you have to be to miss this?

Posted by: Luciferous at September 26, 2007 11:32 AM
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