Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Why do Leavitt and Bush hate children?

ex-Gov. Leavitt is doing the bidding of his overlord president, George W. Bush, and fighting the "good fight"
The Bush administration, continuing its fight to stop states from expanding the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, has adopted new standards that would make it much more difficult...to extend coverage to children in middle-income families.

Administration officials outlined the new standards in a letter sent to state health officials on Friday evening, in the middle of a month-long Congressional recess. In interviews, they said the changes were aimed at returning the Children’s Health Insurance Program to its original focus on low-income children and to make sure the program did not become a substitute for private health coverage.

After learning of the new policy, some state officials said today that it could cripple their efforts to cover more children by imposing standards that could not be met.

Sure, children will get health care, but what about the poor suffering health insurance companies? FDL has the horrible details of the Bush-Leavitt plan.

If you are not angry now, how about his tale?
An illegal immigrant who took refuge in a Chicago church for a year to avoid being separated from her U.S.-born son has been deported to Mexico, the church’s pastor said.
Her 8-year-old son, Saul, is now living with Coleman’s family. During a news conference in Los Angeles after Arellano’s arrest, the boy hid behind the pastor’s wife and wiped away tears.

The boy will be separated from his mother because he was born in the US and per the 14th Amendment, he is a US citizen. This is the consequences of "enforcement" and conservative-nativist "family values." (H/T as always, FDL)

1 comment:

JM Bell said...

That's easy to answer:

Any dollar spent on Children (the poor, mine safety, etc. etc.) is a dollar that doesn't go to some kind of Corporate Welfare bailout, kick back or tax break.