October 15, 2007

LET'S MAKE A DEAL:

House Republicans Likely to Uphold Veto (DAVID ESPO, 10/15/07, The Associated Press)

Shrugging off a barrage of political attacks, House Republicans are on track to hand President Bush a victory this week by upholding his veto of legislation expanding children's health coverage.

To understand why, consider Utah, where Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is an outspoken supporter of the measure _ and the state's two GOP House members oppose it. [...]

[R]ep. Chris Cannon said that while he agrees with Hatch on one point, they part company on another. "This is a profoundly moral issue," he said in an interview. "But that doesn't mean the government should do it. Government isn't very good at doing some things, mostly because of rigidity."


The situation fairly cries out for a NCLB/Medicare type compromise, where the GOP gives up the money that Democrats want but it gets used on Ownership Society provisions as the GOP prefers. Sadly, Harry Reid is no Ted Kennedy.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 15, 2007 7:09 PM
Comments

Frankly, the GOP House members would owe their ability to uphold the veto to Michelle Malkin and her cohorts. The ability of Michelle to take a few hits for the team should never be underestimated, especially when she is willing to invade the privacy of some family who's willing to have their kid used as a Democrat talking point.

Posted by: Brad S at October 16, 2007 7:22 AM

who?

Posted by: oj at October 16, 2007 10:17 AM

You know, the nativist "Invasion" lady:)

Posted by: Brad S at October 16, 2007 1:28 PM

The Democrats could not care less about the poor; they just want to smack the GOP around. There is no compromise available - Reid and Pelosi have made S-CHIP a zero-sum match.

But they should have found a better messenger - Graeme Frost is almost a limousine liberal. And the majority of American taxpayers do not want to subsidize middle-class welfare queens.

The veto will hold.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 16, 2007 11:56 PM
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