Oct 3, 2007

Today the president showed the nation his true priorities

This is a new low even for our un-president the veto is "cruel" and "heartless."
The measure would have provided an extra $35 billion over five years for a health program for low-income children. Cigarette taxes would have been raised to fund the expansion from the current $25 billion level.
"Today the president showed the nation his true priorities: $700 billion for a war in Iraq, but no health care for low-income kids," added Rep. Rahm Emanuel, an Illinois Democrat. "Millions of American children and their families won't forget that they are on the bottom of the president's priority list."
This is only one of Four Vetoes for Bush -
1. Stem Cell Research:
According to the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan polling organization that tracks the issue, roughly two-thirds of all Democrats and independents favor embryonic stem cell research, while nearly half of all Republicans do.
2. Partial Withdrawal from Iraq:
Most Americans disagree with President Bush’s decision last week to veto the war funding bill that contained a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
3. Stem Cell Research, again: Poll
Americans by a 2-1 margin support stem cell research and say it should be funded by the federal government, despite controversy over its use of human embryos.
4. Children’s Health Insurance:
The veto is a bit of a high-stakes gambit for Bush, pitting him against both the Democrats who have controlled both houses of Congress since January, but also many members of his own party and the public.
Source: The Seminal
Not surprisingly, Bush continues to be out of touch with the will of the People. He is willing to spend $700 Billion for a War that will kill thousands but unwilling to spend $60 Billion to save lives. This is unacceptable and intolerable but when you are more concerned about your Party then you are with your people how could one expect anything less?

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2 comments:

ViceZilla said...

Bush is so out of touch with the people it's not even funny anymore. Is it any wonder why he is treated like Kryptonite by Republican Presidential Candidates?

Carol said...

Hi Vice,
Sometimes you scare me by being so in-tune with me :)
The man is insane!