Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Outrage Cometh

The reader has no doubt heard the clash occurring between Congress and the White House over the SCHIP Program, which seeks to provide health insurance for children in families that cannot afford health insurance but make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. Funded by both federal and state funds, the program serves the lower classes living slightly above the official poverty line.

Congress wants to use funds from a 61 cent cigarette tax increase to expand the program and increase the number of children that can be served by several million. Bush has promised to veto any expansion of the program, citing that it will cost $35 Billion more over the next five years and represents a move towards a national health care system.

$35 Billion. We drop that in Iraq every couple months, even more if ancillary costs are included. Children are for neglecting, not insuring. I’m sure glad we have a pro-life president committed to protecting our children, insuring they are safe, that is, until they are born.

The graph comes from a study completed over ten years ago. Not to worry, I'm sure the policies of the current administration have greatly reduced child neglect, in particular medical neglect, since 1996.

Speaking of complete hypocrisy, our idiot in chief has thrown his two cents behind the criticism of the now famous ad attacking Patraeus. I have already posted my utter rejection of the cry babies bitching about this ad like it crossed some line they didn’t obliterate years ago. The hypocritical nonsense caught the attention of Keith Olbermann, who of course says it better than I do. Olbermann perfectly captures my sentiments about the Patraeus fiasco. Perfect.

If we thought the political discourse was ugly before, just wait. Can a Republican win the presidential election by attacking, uh, the Republicans?


Anonymous The Navigator said...

The greatest instance I have ever witnessed of "The Emporor has no clothes."

The reason the administration pulled Patraeus into this is that no one believes them any more, as you pointed out in your earlier post.

I am impressed, x4mr. You wrote over a week ago about Bush crossing a line, but you used different words than Olberman. You said something like "for the first time in US history a soldier had to defend the policy of the executive branch."

Yes, Olberman did say it better, but you were saying the same thing.

Both DREAM and CHIP are good ideas.

You can't compete with Olberman. He has a tad more resources than you do. I'll bet he could hire Premiere wizards and pump out your videos in an afternoon.

Too bad. I guess your movies will have to wait.

9/22/2007 1:48 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

I don't know whether or not a Republican candidate can move ahead in the race by attacking other Republicans, but I'll take the bet right now that none of them will be asking George Bush or Dick Cheney for an endorsement.

9/22/2007 4:05 PM  
Anonymous the doctor said...

Infuriating. Liza is right of course. Who would want to be seen in the same room with Bush or Cheney?

I think x4mr is right. The democrat will win in 2008, even if they nominate a potato.

DREAM will pass, and if Bush vetoes the insurance for poor kids bill, he further sinks the GOP as the party without a soul.

9/22/2007 10:08 PM  
Anonymous dustin said...

"Can a Republican win the presidential election by attacking, uh, the Republicans?"

Not sure, but republicans always eat their own, so no surprise there. I really just can't wait until that a-hole is gone.

9/24/2007 7:45 AM  

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