How Much Is Health Care Worth to Bush?

by Steve, October 3rd, 2007

Answer: Not very much.

With a veto of a five-year, $35 billion bipartisan expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP), Bush has shown he doesn’t give a rip about the health of our nation’s children.

If you think this veto is really about rejecting expansion of government or Bush being a deficit hawk, compare and contrast his weekly $2 billion spent on his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s $520 billion over five years. In other words, our children’s health isn’t even worth 6% of what we’re spending to expand the part of our government that’s blowing shit up in Iraq.

2 Responses to “How Much Is Health Care Worth to Bush?”

  1. Comment from Terry:

    The veto was about protecting private health care, period.

    I have a post in mind about the back story of Bush’s oppositon to S-CHIP courtesy of Jim Wallis, the editor of Sojourners. Look for it soon.

  2. Comment from Wacky Mommy:

    I posted some links from MomsRising on my site about rallies and other ways to speak out about the veto.