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SChip These Children

October 25, 2007

Ok… I was going to skip this whole SChip debate, but since Congress has brought SChip back to the floor and is trying to force a vote as I type this, I’m going to start yapping about it.

Background and liveblogging on todays vote attempt:

Playing fire with S-CHIP

Republican whip Roy Blunt sends an e-mail calling foul on the timing of the vote, to be held while many California House members are home, responding to wildfires. Also take note that the Republicans have not been able to see the new bill

Meanwhile, I came across this entry while browsing Consumerist yesterday:

The Mom With $135,000 In Credit Card Debt Who Spends $400 A Month On Starbucks

This lady who appeared on Oprah lives the life of a big house in the burbs, new cars, six beautiful kids, and spending way beyond her husband’s $5,000/month salary. Felice drops $400 a month on Starbucks, $240 on tans and manicures, and her children have no health insurance.

emphasis mine

Obvious we all need to start taxing lower income smokers so we can provide this family with free health care for their kids. I mean its not their fault they don’t have health insurance. Well ok… yes it is, but nevermind that! Its for the children! Think of the Chiiiilllllldddddrrrreeeeennnnn!!!!

Nevermind the McMansion, the new cars, the new clothes, the tans, the manicures, the $400 a month starbucks habit…. If you don’t support paying for this families health care with your tax dollars, you obviously hate children. There can be no other explanation.

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3 Comments
  1. Too bad we can’t demand a refund on the service our congress has provided us lately. Wasting time on things like 1. Misinterpreted words of Rush Limbaugh 2. Condemning Turkey for things they have already been condemned for twice, and not to mention it is a century old deal. The truth is the dems are using this to weaken our war strategy considering Turkey is a main hub for bringing supplies and troops to the region. 3. This current S-Chip bill which couldn’t get through the first time and has been promised aveto if Congress pulls together enough bought votes.
    This list can go on and on and on, so I will leave it here for now. Let’s demand better service and representation.

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