Thursday, October 18, 2007

Jumping the Shark... Kinda

Okay, does anyone else here think we've jumped the shark just a little (read: ALOT) here as of late?

For those of you who don't know, the House of Rep's defeated the override of President Bush's veto of the SCHIPS. (The Republicans who actually care about the people they represent got the 2/3 majority needed... whoo-hoo.) And brilliant man that he is, Rep. Stark makes a lame (and really offensive) remark about President Bush.

Does anyone out there think there's something kinda goofy about this?


At all?

First of all, let me say that I (and most Republicans) support the SCHIPS program... as it is. I am all about extending it for children of poor and working poor families. But I am NOT, repeat, NOT is support of extending it to families with an average annual income of $61,000... not when the average ( AVERAGE EVERY DAY, ACROSS THE NATION, AVERAGE) family income is $48,000.

That's just poor business. And let's face it, running a country is a business.

And I don't buy the line that the extra $31 mil will come from a $1 tax on cigarettes... Yeah... that's great. Really comforting. The future dead person's family can comfort themselves that their loved one killed himself with death sticks... but, gosh darn, he was helping middle class children.

Please don't miss the sarcasm dripping from that statement.

And one more thing... I thought that SCHIPS was for POOR kids. Not middle class kids.

Good grief... Thank you to the Congressmen and women who used their heads and kept the President's veto intact... Shame on the pinheads who tried to override it... and shame on Rep. Stark.

1 comment :

Wendy said...

Amen, sister!