So the President vetoed the SCHIP bill today because it expanded the program by 7 billion dollars a year and might have resulted in some middle class children being covered by the program that is designed to provide health insurance for under privledged children.

This is the same administration that is asking for another 190 billion dollars this year to fund the war in Iraq and Afganistan (mostly Iraq).

So in order to prevent the calamity that would occur should some middle class family cancel their health insurance for their child and get this government provided health care program we are supposed to be willing to let needy kids go without health care while spending 27 times the amount to fund a war that is solving nothing and is probably making things worse.

And this is just staving off the inevitable. Practically every civilized nation on the planet has realized that health care is a vital public interest and that the private sector is not the best place to go for services that are often costly but have life and death consequences when pennies are pinched.

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.