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The Truth About SCHIP

October 22nd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Conservatism with Heart:

I found it amusing that I had just discovered this list of 40 conservative beliefs via Frog Princess. The “for the children” one is so appropriate when it comes to the SCHIP bill.

Just some of the facts:

1) What the President and Republicans do want:
–to reauthorize the SCHIP program AND increase the funding
–to help low-income children without health insurance

2) What the President and Republicans do NOT want:
–to make it easier for illegal immigrants to get taxpayer-funded health care
–to have to pay the amount of money this new expansion would cost
–to pay for Adult health care at the expense of low-income children
–to pay for health care for families who make $80,000 a year
–to take a first step towards universal health care

Frank Luntz made some excellent points on Hannity and Colmes Thursday night. He was refuting Rep. Pete Stark’s beyond the pale claims that the government should be funding SCHIP and not the war on terror. I couldn’t find the exact quote but Luntz basically said that the Constitution says the government should pay to defend our country but nowhere in the Constitution does it say the government should pay for health insurance for families who make $80,000 a year. I couldn’t have said it any better.

It is despicable how the Democrats have tried to mislead and manipulate people’s emotions by lying about the expansion of SCHIP.

Here in KC, my Congressman Sam Graves has been stellar on this. Yet, when he voted against the expansion the Democrats went to town trying to demonize him and his vote. I got a phone call the next day from the Democrat Committee saying that I should call my Congressman and complain about him not taking care of the children. In fact, the Democrats were bragging about how Graves’ opponent, our former liberal Mayor, was going to use this against him in the election next year. Read more…

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