Saturday, October 06, 2007

SCHIP and the media lies.

I'm phasing out this blog since my new job has me involved in a more direct role in government policy, but I just felt I had to comment on President Bush's veto of SCHIP.

Some would say my use of the phrase "media lies" is a bit harsh since technically the media hasn't lied about this issue. Rather, the media just hasn't told the full truth. To me, this is the same as a lie.

The media is correct in reporting that H.R. 976 (Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007) would have insured half of the currently uninsured children in the United States. While that is surely a noble endeavor, the media has failed to disclose that SCHIP would not kill one single terrorist. Not one.

That is a 100% loss on investment. So, you tell me: Do you want a president that enacts legislation that flushes 100% of your tax dollars down the toilet? Or do you want a president that acts heroically in the face of a media onslaught and veto's this type of junk legislation?

Dear liberals, I see you out there. Too spineless to comment? I think we both know the answer to that.