Dems Pass New SCHIP With Guarantee To Be Vetoed

Sigh. Democrats continue to play political games, rather then passing good legislation

Once again defying a veto threat from President Bush, the House on Thursday passed a bill to provide health insurance for 10 million children. But supporters did not have enough votes to override the promised veto.

The bill was approved by a vote of 265 to 142, less than the two-thirds needed to override a veto.

If some version of the new bill is approved by Congress and vetoed by Mr. Bush, and if the House again sustains his veto, Democrats said they might extend the existing children’s insurance program through next summer. They could then schedule a vote on the issue in September or October, in hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Republicans just before the 2008 elections.

That is all it is to them: a political game. If they really cared, they would get down and dirty, and push a Bill that would actually do some good for the children and the country, rather then going down Political Stunt Road. Why else wait till next year right before the election? Could they not work with the President and get something down before their next recess?

Extending the insurance to those who can afford it, jacking up taxes to pay for it, and know that illegals will get it is irresponsible. In other words, typical Democrat legislation.

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