Democrats' SCHIP Budget Gimmick

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Promoted from diaries by Mark I.

We are less than one week from the scheduled Congressional vote to override President Bush’s veto of the massive 121% expansion in SCHIP spending, and we want to provide you with a key figure on what will happen in five years in terms of spending, according to the Democrats’ bill.

Under their plan for SCHIP, spending will drop from $13.9 billion in 2012 to only $7.8 billion in 2013.

So, as drafted, the Democrats’ proposal will lead to either billions of dollars in higher taxes in 2013 or millions of children losing their health care coverage. This is deceptive at best and malicious at worst.

President Bush supports a reasonable expansion of SCHIP in line with its original intent, putting poor children first. The bill the President vetoed in some cases covered families earning $83,000 a year, adults, and was the first step on the path toward an inefficient system of government-run healthcare.

Nicholas Thompson
Office of Strategic Initiatives
The White House

compassionately kill the program all together - where is it in the musty document that gives the Fed the authority to provide health care to anybody - I'd settle for some dispassionate and really hard ball negotiating.
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CongressCritter™: Never have so few felt like they were owed so much by so many for so little.

I am the last person to defend our government’s right to provide any of these benefits, especially implying there are supportive Constitutional grounds for provision thereof. In this context, you are preaching to the choir on any of the “New Deal” and “Great Society” programs. Frankly, they represent a very slippery slope with respect to spending, operation and expansion beyond intended purpose.

But the reality is we provide these programs and they will not be eliminated. Therefore the problem becomes how to fix them and hold back the despicable legislative hordes that are attempting to expand them beyond intended purpose or use them as slush finds for other financial gymnastics. For that answer I look at insight such as Nina, et al over at Heritage who have probably forgot more about this then I will ever know. Check out their information; even they don’t support complete elimination.

Nicholas is right in pointing out the inconsistency here. What exactly is the end game here; it is politics, plain and simple. A message we have often criticized 1600 Pennsylvania for not getting out. I say keep this information coming.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
Contributor to The Minority Report

some hardball negotiating.
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CongressCritter™: Never have so few felt like they were owed so much by so many for so little.

Some might not know your kindler, gentler side. I didn't want to leave any room for your first comment to be misinterpreted :-)

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
Contributor to The Minority Report

I hate it when I'm left twisting in the wind. :>)
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CongressCritter™: Never have so few felt like they were owed so much by so many for so little.

Record "A" day for MBS this month. I need to repay the favor.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
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It must be wonderful to be so high and mighty that you attack your fellow citisens and their children under the guise of free market economy. To watch the people of the United States sit idly by while the constitution is destroyed, then they sit by and watch as their government tries for world domination under the guise of fighting 'terrorism' then to further feed their need for power they attack the weakest amongst themselves in the search for gratification fills me with only despair for the future of a once great nation.

The hate displayed by Americans toward each other is counterproductive - find another use for your energy and good intentions and try helping you neighbor instead of endlessly fighting.

Usually we like our Talking-Point-O-Matics to be less, dare I say, foreign - Mister 18-minute wonder.

Or didn't you get the memo that we don't much cotton to ferriners around these here parts?

Try not to soil the rugs during your stay.

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I could type my little empty heart out here with you friendly thoughtful people.

we need a new car. The wife has her eye on one that's $56k. You can contact me via my email link & I'll tel you where to send the check. Certified fund, thank you.
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CongressCritter™: Never have so few felt like they were owed so much by so many for so little.

It turns out the Frost family owns three cars. Three cars. Nice cars at that. There is also a devastating email from one of their neighbors...

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/10/12/question-for-grown-ups-who-deserves...

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WTF was this?

Founder and contributor to The Minority Report and Senior writer for The Hinzsight Report

It's war -- so when can we start shooting back at the enemy Democrats?

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CongressCritter™: Never have so few felt like they were owed so much by so many for so little.

Don't forget that it came out that they own commercial real estate, and while the program they were in counted income, it didn't count assets.

Thanks for your interest in RedState, your application has been rejected.

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the other third is covered by Champ Bailey.

The attempt by dKos, ShoveOff MoveOn, and other retch-factories to start mainstreaming their more palatable denizens into society -- not working.

Back to the drawing board, sigh......

It's war -- so when can we start shooting back at the enemy Democrats?

This one is still converting oxygen into carbon dioxide.....

It's war -- so when can we start shooting back at the enemy Democrats?

Thanks for providing an example certain to be used in Nicholas' next post; why NCLB should be renewed.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"
Contributor to The Minority Report

I've been following this pretty close all week and I hadn't heard this. The W.H. needs to band this drum not so slowly over the weekend. Thanks for the post!

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if the federal government needs to add 65 more cents on top of the enormous price I already pay and than where will the money come from? The Republicans are willing to hold this veto and I say great, these socialized programs are getting way out of hand.

Whatever happened to taking care of one's own family and programs being the last resort for the poor?

I tell my co-workers that if Hillary becomes President and this country continue's down this path to socialization I will sit on my rear end and let someone else pay for me because I will not have the bulk of my earnings taken to pay for someone else and that is a sad statement for me to make because I work very hard and enjoy a good day's work.

I just cannot believe how we continue to get to the government taking more and more and more of hard working American's money, just please stop it.

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