Yet another reason the Bush Administration needs to go. Now.

I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I can wait another 18 months.

The Administration, in its infinite wisdom (yes, that’s sarcasm), has announced that states can no longer use their SCHIP money to pay for health care for the children of the working poor, or the lower middle class. Just brilliant. Because paying for health care for children amounts to socialism, donchaknow.

And in a stroke of real genius, they’ve made a requirement that states who still want to pay for healthcare for low-income workers who are at 250% of the federal poverty level (just under $43 grand for a family of three) have to establish that the children have been uninsured for a year.

That’s a year without well-baby checkups.

A year of worrying that your kid will break a leg, or develop leukemia, or need an operation to repair a cleft palate, or any of the myriad number of things that could go wrong in a child’s life.

A year without vaccinations.

I hate those bastards.

If you do too, go here, and sign this.

And if you’re from a country that isn’t this crazy? Wish us luck.


August 21, 2007. politically motivated.


  1. Andy replied:

    Done and done.

  2. Procrastamom replied:

    I wish you luck.

    (and if he WAS ever impeached, I would dance in the streets up here in the Great White North)

  3. Anjali replied:

    I’m so done with GW and his administration. “Bastards” is too kind of a word.

    Glad to sign the petition.

  4. guerson replied:

    I wish you luck too. I’d join Procratamom in her dance… we could even have fireworks!

  5. Jeff replied:

    I heard all about this on NPR yesterday. Amazing. The fact that roughly 50% of the country still supports this a-hole and his admin. is almost too much to bear. I want to side swipe every car I see with a W sticker. Is that normal?

  6. Jeff replied:

    I changed my email address…

  7. Doppelganger replied:

    Are there no prisons? Are there no work-houses?

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    Maybe I’ll just wish you luck.

  8. Kimberly replied:

    And I say again, what is so wrong with socialism? Why is it perceived as bad or wrong to care about ALL of your citizens, to feel a responsibility to the less advantaged, and to be motivated by kindness and compassion when dictating policy?

    You know, individually I love so many of you guys and think you are wonderful people. En mass, however, I find you…perplexing.

  9. landismom replied:

    ITA–there are many of my fellow Americans that I love. But whew, our culture has taken that culture of individualism to an extreme!

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