President Bush is planning to veto health care for children based on “philosophical reasons.”
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.”
Are you kidding me? He’s willing to let kids get sick and possibly die because he’s worried about who’s going to pay for it? Has he lost his mind? (Yes, I realize that is a rhetorical question.)
This from someone who claims to be pro-life. Well, sure, as long as you’re talking about fetuses and blastocysts in a Petri dish; then he’s all over them, doing everything he can to ensure that every sperm is sacred. But once they’re born, hey, baby, you’re on your own, and don’t be coming around to the guvamint asking for any help. If you can’t pay my pals at Big Health and Big Pharma, then your life ain’t worth it, and it certainly isn’t worth it to allow “socialized medicine” to creep into America.
That will make a nice epitaph: “This child died to save us from universal health care.”
Cross-posted from Bark Bark Woof Woof.