President Bush vetoes healthcare plan for poor children
It's just too much to ask for this President to fund anything besides the war and the wealthy. In explaining his veto of a bill extending healthcare coverage, to the children of working poor, the President says the compromise bill is "too costly."
"This bill would shift [the program] away from its original purpose," he told Congress. "Our goal should be to move children who have no health insurance to private coverage, not to move children who already have private health insurance to government coverage."
Does anyone believe that this man even knows what that means? Seriously, it makes me sick to think that the guy who refused to send back anything, even porked filled trash, sent to him by the Republican Congress would now all of a sudden find his veto pen.
Read the L.A. Times coverage of the Bush veto written by staff writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar.
Thanks to Bronze Trinity for the Times story.