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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gerbils Running on that little wheel and getting nowhere

Short and sweet. You know those little gerbils that run on that wheel in their cage and get nowhere, yet they keep running anyway ecause they aren't smart enough to understand they are getting nowhere?

That is our politicians on SCHIP.

Quick history:

The house and senate passes a SCHIP bill, knowing it will be vetoed, holds a 12 yr old kid up as a human shield to hide from the fact that it is a bad bill, it gets vetoed, they also knew and stated they did not have the votes to override the what do they do?

Pass an almost identical bill which just got vetoed again.

President Bush vetoed a children’s health measure on Wednesday afternoon, effectively killing Democrats’ hopes of expanding a popular government program aimed at providing insurance to children in lower-income and middle-income families.

“Because the Congress has chosen to send me an essentially identical bill that has the same problems as the flawed bill I previously vetoed, I must veto this legislation, too,” the president said in a statement, reiterating his objections to the proposed expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, commonly known as S-Chip.

“I continue to stand ready to work with the leaders of the Congress, on a bipartisan basis, to reauthorize the S-Chip program in a way that puts poor children first, moves adults out of a program meant for children, and does not abandon the bipartisan tradition that marked the original enactment of the S-Chip program,” Mr. Bush said. “In the interim, I call on the Congress to extend funding under the current program to ensure no disruption of services to needy children.”

Definition of insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result.