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House Passes Children's Health Care Expansion
Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 9-26-2007 | Herman Wang

Posted on 09/26/2007 1:30:44 PM PDT by lilylangtree

WASHINGTON--the House late Tuesday passed--by a less-than-veto-proof 265-159 margin--an expansion of a children's health insurance program over the objections of area Republican members, who voted against the bill.

President Bush has threatened to veto the Democratic-backed bill, which would add coverage for several million children and families under the State Children's Health Isurance Program by increasing cigarette taxes by 61 cents a pack.

"This is a crummy bill," Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., said. "We created this program 10 years ago to help working families, but this goes way beyond the original intent of the bill."

http://www.timesfreepress.com/absolutenm/templates/local.aspx?articleid=22217&zoneid=77

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 110th; agenda21; allyourkidsare; belong2gubmint; doctorbigbrother; healthypeople2010; hillarycare; socialism; socializedmedicine; socilizedmedicine
There are $35 billion reasons not to pass this bill. Plus, as Rep. Wamp said the bill would make it easier for illegals to receive SCHIP coverage by requiring them to produce only a Social Security number to collect benefits. And that's the real reason the RATS want this--they want those illegals votes. Just another way for the American taxpayers to pay for criminals benefits. Sheesh!
1 posted on 09/26/2007 1:30:46 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third. -- Ambrose Bierce

2 posted on 09/26/2007 1:34:21 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: lilylangtree
Has Pelosi come on with the requisite Press Conference, to screech about how the "Democrat Congress has responded to the needs of America's working poor and children" yet?

I gotta tune in C-Span immediately.... /sarc

3 posted on 09/26/2007 1:35:06 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: lilylangtree
"This is a crummy bill," Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., said. "We created this program 10 years ago to help working families

Uh Zach, you should have thought about that 10 years ago. Government programs can only expand over time.

4 posted on 09/26/2007 1:35:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: lilylangtree

“by increasing cigarette taxes by 61 cents a pack.”

Smokers, they hate you but expect you to pay for everything.


5 posted on 09/26/2007 1:40:03 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: lilylangtree

And.....when everyone stops smoking?????????


6 posted on 09/26/2007 1:40:13 PM PDT by RC2
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To: lilylangtree

There are $35 billion reasons not to pass this bill. Plus, as Rep. Wamp said the bill would make it easier for illegals to receive SCHIP coverage by requiring them to produce only a Social Security number to collect benefits. And that’s the real reason the RATS want this—they want those illegals votes. Just another way for the American taxpayers to pay for criminals benefits. Sheesh!

Congress needs to go. All need to be voted out. This Congress is obsessed with power and I am ashamed we have such idiots represent us.


7 posted on 09/26/2007 1:40:26 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: RC2

“And.....when everyone stops smoking?????????”

You kmow.


8 posted on 09/26/2007 1:43:28 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: RC2

And.....when everyone stops smoking?????????

Oh, not to worry, Democrats always find a way to tax. Their criminal minds are built for just those occasions and nothing else.


9 posted on 09/26/2007 1:45:44 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: lilylangtree

Covers “poor” families up to $83,000 a year and “children” up to age 25.


10 posted on 09/26/2007 1:46:20 PM PDT by gunservative
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To: lilylangtree

I’m not gonna sweat bullets over this, because the Prez will veto it and the majority isn’t large enough to override the veto. We’re safe. For now...


11 posted on 09/26/2007 1:58:03 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (If Reid and Pelosi were in charge during WW2 this tagline would be in German)
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To: SheLion; metesky; mysterio; Gabz; 383rr; Madame Dufarge; elkfersupper

piiinnnggggggg


12 posted on 09/26/2007 1:58:15 PM PDT by The Ghost of Rudy McRomney ("We just can't trust the American people to make the correct choices."-Hillary)
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To: lilylangtree

Just another incentive for illegals to cross the border and have children here.


13 posted on 09/26/2007 1:59:10 PM PDT by BeckB
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To: L98Fiero

It seems politically incorrect to profit from someone’s addictions. How can we profit from the addictions of the celebrities who seem to know what’s best for all Americans, i.e., James Brolin. Perhaps, he can come up with the way to profit from 9/11 by making a new bumper sticker with a “Happy 9/11” smiley face on it?


14 posted on 09/26/2007 1:59:37 PM PDT by Snapping Turtle (Slow down and get a grip!)
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To: RC2

“And.....when everyone stops smoking?????????”

“Fast food” is the contingency plan.


15 posted on 09/26/2007 2:09:02 PM PDT by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: lilylangtree

I am mystified why the Bolshies can’t wait 18 months to inflict their socialist vision on us. There are 150 countries that would be more to their liking, why do they have to destroy mine. If you can find me one with a 2nd Amendment, I will go. The only thing I can come up with is, this way they can blame it on Bush.


16 posted on 09/26/2007 2:29:39 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, the amoral party of what if and whine.)
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To: lilylangtree

Why do I smoke? It’s for the children!


17 posted on 09/26/2007 2:31:53 PM PDT by ChiefChris
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney
2 hours South of my present location, one can buy a tractor trailer load of premium cigarettes for $1.40 per carton.

If I can do it, anybody can do it.

Hello, black market.

18 posted on 09/26/2007 4:23:25 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Politicalmom

I’m going to hope and pray that President Bush does veto this one. What a crock.


19 posted on 09/26/2007 4:55:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Politicalmom

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 09/26/2007 6:41:40 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: The Ghost of Rudy McRomney; lilylangtree
It just warms my heart to see the principled stance the Republicans named in the article take: Socialism for all, only a little slower!

The Constitution was nice while it lasted.

21 posted on 09/26/2007 8:06:03 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: gunservative
and “children” up to age 25.

I'm 18 and I don't want no government bureaucrats controlling MY health care.

I'm listening to DeMint on C-SPAN right now and he is slamming socialized medicine, saying we're selling out our freedom and turning our country into a socialist-style nation. "We shouldn't even pretend the government can run our health care." He nailed it!
22 posted on 09/27/2007 2:31:49 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (If Reid and Pelosi were in charge during WW2 this tagline would be in German)
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