Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?!?!?!?

Bush doesn't.

In interviews, they [administration officials] said the changes were aimed at returning the Children's Health Insurance Program to its original focus on low-income children and to make sure the program did not become a substitute for private health coverage.
Ah, there's the rub.
In an interview today, Mr. Smith said: "The program was always meant for children in lower-income families. As states move higher up the income scale, it's more likely to substitute for private coverage.
Selfish Americans. Certainly can't be because private health insurance is so fucking expensive, or anything ludicrous like that.
As another precaution, Mr. Smith said, states wanting to cover children above 250 percent of the poverty level must show that "the number of children in the target population insured through private employers has not decreased by more than two percentage points over the prior five-year period.
Republican priorities:
1. Profit.
2. See no. 1.
In his letter, Mr. Smith said the new standards would apply to states that previously received federal approval to cover children with family incomes exceeding 250 percent of the poverty level. Such states should amend their state plans to meet federal expectations within 12 months, or the Bush administration "may pursue corrective action," Mr. Smith said.
See, I know people who know people.

Billions upon billions spent, wasted, lost, hidden on an illegal and immoral war and subsequent occupation, yet even this simple program makes them sweat profusely in their seersucker suits. The faintest whiff of anything but the "free" market, and they get the vapors. "Lord, this smacks of the Red!"

Okay, America, you know by now that Republicans are bloodthirsty, greedy warmongers for Jesus - which bothers you a little - and you think that by dismantling the Constitution they'll protect you from the evil Al-Qaeda (or the brown - shhhh!) underneath your bed - which bothers you less - but the follwing should be simple enough to understand even for those of you who voted for Bush. Twice.

Republicans HATE children.


spyderkl said...

Republicans HATE children.
Oh, I don't know. As long as they are wealthy, or haven't been born yet, they'll fawn all over them. The rest of the children - hey, who cares about them?

Oooh, that makes my blood pressure soar almost to a normal level. Grrr...

Randal Graves said...

Oh, I don't know. As long as they are wealthy, or haven't been born yet, they'll fawn all over them. The rest of the children - hey, who cares about them?

I suppose I should've been more clear that they do love the wealthy and the blastocyst-americans, but in this case, I assumed that what was understood needn't be discussed. :)

Even though there IS enough money for programs like this - you know, if you don't waste it on foreign misadventures - the second a congressman or talking head brings up increasing taxes in order to pay for X, Y or Z, even those not inclined to love the GOP hem and haw. Universal health care or not, how can someone be against fucking health care for ALL children? Grrr is right.

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