Bush Veto a No-Hearter

Why is this country, at this time, the richest in the world, arguing about how few or how many children they can serve? We ought to — this is a no-brainer. The American people want all of its children served. All children deserve health coverage, and I don’t know why we’re having such a hard time getting our president and our political leaders to get it, that children should have health insurance. —Marian Wright Edelman

I believe government cannot provide affordable health care. I believe it would cause the quality of care to diminish. I believe there would be lines and rationing over time. If Congress continues to insist upon expanding health care through the SCHIP program — which, by the way, would entail a huge tax increase for the American people — I’ll veto the bill. —George W. Bush

Pretty much says it all. This man has not the vaguest idea of what it means to be anything other than pampered-from-birth. Doesn’t see any problem with the free heathcare the government provides for him — just doesn’t think it would work out for all those poor children.

Michael Sky