Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Compassionate conservatism at its finest

Bush has vetoed SCHIP, though Congress may be able to override it. It passed with enough votes in the Senate, but they were short some in the House. John Kerry had some unkind words to say about this action:
"The President's twisted rationale that he opposes 'federalizing' health care is a hollow excuse for undermining a successful effort to give Governors the control and the tools to deliver health care for kids who desperately need it. President Bush conveniently forgot that he ran for reelection with a promise to give health care to millions more children and now as a lame duck president he is working to take it away. It seems George Bush was for kids' health care before he was against it."

And Atrios dug up a post from a few months ago that highlights Bush's sheer malignant indifference to the lower class:
"The immediate goal is to make sure there are more people on private insurance plans. I mean, people have access to health care in America. After all, you just go to an emergency room."

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