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Bush Kills Children's health care-- AGAIN...
Author: Raine    Date: 12/13/2007 13:06:44

Sometimes it seems like Groundhog Day.
Bush vetoed the second passing of the SCHIP bill. HE did it in private, where he would not have to be a man and face people when he did this disgusting act. From The AP:

...It was Bush's seventh veto in seven years — all but one coming since Democrats took control of Congress in January. Wednesday was the deadline for Bush to act or let the bill become law....

The bill Bush vetoed would have increased federal funding for SCHIP by $35 billion over five years, to add an estimated 4 million people to the program that provides insurance coverage for children from families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford private insurance. The joint federal-state program currently provides benefits to roughly 6 million people, mostly children.

A major point of contention with the White House was Bush's demand that nearly all poor children eligible for the program be found and enrolled before any in slightly higher-income families could be covered. He originally proposed adding $5 billion to the program over five years but later said he was willing to go higher as long as his conditions were met.

...Of the 43 million people nationwide who lack health insurance, more than 6 million are under 18 years old. That's more than 9 percent of all children.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the House will take up the extension question Thursday in a bill that also will make adjustments to Medicare.

"We'll obviously need to put additional money" into the children's health insurance program, Hoyer said, because several states say they will have to remove recipients from their rolls if the current funding level continues into next year.

So, If no extension is done to this program, the current existing program will fold... leaving states to have to pay for this on their own. States Rights you say? Is this what Republicans wanted when they called for more states rights? The right to let it's citizens go without Healthcare? The right to go further in debt? The right to choose between Oil or Food or medicine?

Well I hope that those children who live in poorer states understand that it won't be the Grinch that they need be concerned with this year, it will be the Bush who stole healthcare from 9 percent of the children in America. Is this what the republican party stands for? All of the candidates say they were against SCHIP. It seems to me that there is a true lack of compassion for our people, our children with this party. (Please note, I must commend those people who DID pass this bill in the House and the Senate, I only wish their were more who took a stand for Americans.)

According to the White house. if congress doesn't pass the multibillion dollar Iraq War funding bill, upwards of 300,00 (THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND) people in government will be laid off. That included 200,000 from the pentagon and another 100,000 civilian sector military jobs.

The Iraq war is not part of the federal budget, it is paid for by borrowing money America simply does not have, and SCHIP? It is a PAY-GO plan. Without it, it will leave states to fend for themselves. And Children will die... but instead, we have a president trying to scare Americans by threatening Pink slips for a war that has nothing to do with their paychecks. We have a president who has threatened nuclear war with Iran, while never even reading the NIE. We have a president who outsourced our war with no bid contracts, no over sight and no accountability... But we can't have a program that insures children that is paid for without putting our country in debt. Makes perfect sense.

The president is a bully to workers, to children and to the American people. This current crop of Republicans candidates are no different. Why anyone would want to attach themselves to this breed of republicanism is beyond me, It is neither fiscally nor socially conservative. It is pure radical unbridled corporatism that puts profits over people and destroys any social safety net we may have once had. It isn't what FDR talking about when he mentioned the Four Freedoms...

Freedom of speech and expression
Freedom of every person to worship in his own way
Freedom from want
Freedom from fear


So, come on inside, coffee is on. We have some Lady Grey tea as well...

Let's do this day full and loud and proud!
:peace: and

Raine

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We'll be blogging here today for the Democratic Presidential debate. Be sure to join us!

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Comment by TriSec on 12/13/2007 13:24:11
I think Bush is winning.



This morning, I was freaked out by a car following me.



It was a big, black, Dodge Charger, of the kind that is being favored by more and more police departments around the country. (Photo below)



My route to work is a convoluted one, down mostly residential streets bypassing in turn Main Street, Watertown Square, Watertown High School, and a busy intersection on Mount Auburn Street.



Since my route is so out of the way, I noticed this car following me at a respectful distance, turn-for-turn, for over half of my commute.



But when we did finally go in different directions, it was a civilian woman driving it.



Thanks, George. I sure do feel safer now. Why else would a black car be following me if it wasn't your minions?



http://www.businessradiosales.com/charger586.JPG


Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 13:45:42
I have been followed too... If it is in my head or or for real I don't care... this is what this administration has done to me. :F*uckin' Fred*

Comment by BobR on 12/13/2007 13:51:18
Although it's hard to tell looking in a rear-view mirror, you can usually tell a government-issue car because it has no extras on it. No decorative trim, no pinstripes, no dealer decals, no fancy wheel covers, no bumber stickers or stickers on the windows.



Understood that it's more difficult to detect that when the car is behind you.



You could always pull over and see what the following car does - although that could have unintended consequences:



My brother-in-law tells the story of being behind a car with a couple kids that were making faces at him. As he continued to drive, the car in front kept turning the way he was going. In fact, the car suddenly turned into his neighborhood, and then pulled into his driveway.



As my brother-in-law pulled into his driveway behind the car, the woman driver jumped out and yelled "WHY ARE YOU FOLLOWING ME??".



My brother-in-law simply pulled out his garage door opener and opened the garage door. The woman turned bright red, apologized, and left.



True Story. :rofl:

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:14:59
Isn't that nice... The good grace of God allowed Huckabee to slaughter one of gods creatures.

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:15:52
Ralph reed, A Reborn reborn again Christian...

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:19:09
Well, Momma DID call Mr. MAthews a right wing tool...

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:22:42
Red State update on Alan KEyes and Fred hands....

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:44:55
The friggin republicans are off thier rocker... the NIE is a compilation of over 16 agencies!!!

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:45:41
:modbat: where is everyone this morning? :(

Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 14:47:54
Good morning everyone.



Another night where I didn't sleep very well. I hate my current job and the hours that come with it.



And storm's a-coming. Gotta baton down the hatchet.

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 14:48:00
Mmm Lady Grey. Lovely. I'll take a cup.

Good morning Blog.





Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 14:52:55
Does Bill-O smoke crack before he goes on the air?



I'm gonna send the heat meister to light a fire under his ass.

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:53:12
Yes, Billo... you were the dumbest Kid in NYS. Still are.

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 14:53:54
The Billo bwachicka mwa mwa moment.

Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 14:58:02
Hey, Bill-O, your B-roll is making me hot.



http://www.maurylaws.com/Heatmiser.jpg


Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:03:02
BTW, it is posted over on the MB, but you all should scrolll the bottom of the Red State update and see the RSU "Christmas With Mike Gravel" No really... Please see it... I nearly peed my pants laughing so hard.

Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 15:05:03
Raine, sent you a PM.

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:08:25
She might like that we call her B BOX!

:wub2:

Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:10:27
Morning! :hug:

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:12:16
"In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade

And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him

til he cried out in his anger and his shame

I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains"


Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:12:28
OMG... did taxpayers pay for this?????

Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:15:48
Steph you are not Gen X.

Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:16:46
Generation X is a term used to describe generations in many countries around the world which were born between 1965 and 1980. The exact demographic boundaries of Generation X are not well defined, depending on who is using the term, where and when. The term is used in demography, the social sciences, and marketing, though it is most often used in popular culture. The generation's influence over pop culture began in the 1980s and may have peaked in the 1990s.[citation needed]





from the Wiki



Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:17:44
No way me and momma can be the same "Gen" title as me. :pirate:

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:17:56
WHEEL



OF





FORTUNE!



Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 15:19:08
Until Momma's eggs finally turn to dust, she will argue that she's a Gen-Xer.



"Go back to her knitting. Her stories are on."

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:19:52
Quote by livingonli: Raine, sent you a PM.
replied!

Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:20:36
Umm - I thought tattoos were a no-no in the Jewish community.

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:20:48
The blooper part of the Barney Video is funny, when barney can't run fast enough away from Bush....

Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 15:22:07
I saw that on Keith last night.



When Jenna holds the dog, she has the dog in front of her blocking the view of her stomach.



Is she trying to hide something?

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:23:08
Quote by wickedpam: Umm - I thought tattoos were a no-no in the Jewish community.
Truew, but all rules go to hell when you have a drunk Jew in the Palestinian side of town...

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:24:18
Quote by livingonli: I saw that on Keith last night. When Jenna holds the dog, she has the dog in front of her blocking the view of her stomach. Is she trying to hide something?
You know, I saw the Jenna on "ellen on you tube, Jenna was wearing a black dress there... you could not see anything.... :scratchhead:

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:29:12


Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:29:23
Gluvvey :peace:



:spit:

Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 15:32:32
If Jenna's pregnancy is such a secrecy, I'm surprised they didn't arrange to have it "taken care" of, like when W knocked up some other women back in the early 70's (according to Larry Flynt).

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:33:01
ok video fixity fixed... tell me if you can see anything... and the other thing, is that at this point Jenna would have to be about 14 months pregnant...

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:33:27
I wish B BOX was running for the spot of 1st female US President!





Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 15:34:53
Last night on my break I was able to pick up 3WT from DC, and when Steph was supposed to be on, they had a Caps game on.

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:35:41
:bad: Momma she was a good moderator.

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:37:00
NO! it was DOMESTIC ISSUES! don't defend the Fixed Noise NEtwork.

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:37:07
Democrat issues?



Chris Chris Chris Chris. . . .





Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:37:26
Democrat issues? - seemed like actual public issues to me.

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:38:05
I am still sticking by my theory.



Alan Keys?



GAY!



More queer than a 2 dollar bill!

Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:38:48
Taht is the only good thing that was said during the debate! OH! momma talk about the sanke bites!

Comment by livingonli on 12/13/2007 15:38:52
It's 38 degrees and raining right now here.

Comment by BobR on 12/13/2007 15:39:01
Quote by Raine: ok video fixity fixed... tell me if you can see anything... and the other thing, is that at this point Jenna would have to be about 14 months pregnant...


It's moving from the larval stage to the pupal stage...

Comment by wickedpam on 12/13/2007 15:40:49
I thought she was a good moderator.



Listening to Ron Paul I can see how he's gaining traction it all sounds very reasonable then you dig under the surface.

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:41:32
Is there a survival need for killing an Antelope?!?!?



F*CKIN HUCK!

Whatever happened to compassion for all living things?



Comment by Raine on 12/13/2007 15:42:06
God is an independant...

Comment by starling310 on 12/13/2007 15:43:55
If there should be any litmus test it should be that. . . . "Do you kill innocent living creatures for no apparent reason?"