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The "Not So Poor" 12 Year Old Who Rebutted Bush on SCHIP Veto
Multiple, Baltimore Sun ^ | 10-07-07 | self

Posted on 10/06/2007 10:42:57 PM PDT by icwhatudo

Graeme Frost, who gave the democrat rebuttal to George Bush’s reasons for vetoing the SCHIP Bill, is a middle school student at the exclusive$20,000 per year Park School in Baltimore, MD.

Graeme was in a severe car accident three years ago, and received care paid for by the government program known as SCHIP-(State Children's Health Insurance Program)

"I was in a coma for a week and couldn't eat or stand up or even talk. My sister was even worse," Graeme wrote. "My parents work really hard and always make sure my sister and I have everything we need, but we can't afford private health insurance."

His sister Gemma, also severely injured in the accident, attended the same school prior to the accident meaning the family was able to come up with nearly $40,000 per year for tuition for these 2 grade schoolers. Confirmation both attended Park found here using edit-"find on this page"-Gemma. It will take you to an article in the schools newspaper about a fundraiser for Gemma class of 16, and Graeme class of 13.

Here are photos of the school's 44,000 square foot Wyman Arts Center: two galleries, an outdoor ampitheater, Meyerhoff Theater, Macks-Fidler Black Box Theater, practice rooms, rehearsal space, and ceramics, 3-D sculpture, woodworking, jewelry, painting, photography, digital graphics studios, recording studio, and keyboard lab.

In a Baltimore Sun article the family claims to be raising their four children on combined income of about $45,000 a year. "Bonnie Frost works for a medical publishing firm; her husband, Halsey, is a woodworker. They are raising their four children on combined income of about $45,000 a year. Neither gets health insurance through work."

What the article does not mention is that Halsey Frost has owned his own company "Frostworks",since this marriage announcement in the NY Times in 1992 so he chooses to not give himself insurance. He also employed his wife as "bookkeeper and operations management" prior to her recent 2007 hire at the "medical publishing firm". As her employer, he apparently denied her health insurance as well.

His company, Frostworks, is located at 3701 E BALTIMORE ST. A building that was purchased for $160,000 in 1999. The buildings owner is listed as DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIAL DESIGN CENTER, LLC whose mailing address is listed as 104 S Collington Ave which is the Frost's home. The commercial property he owns is also listed as the business address for another company called Reillys Designs which leads to the question of whether rental income is included in the above mentioned salary total

The current market value of their improved 3,040 SF home at 104 S Collington Ave is unknown but 113 S COLLINGTON AVE, also an end unit, sold for $485,000 this past March and it was only 2,060 SF. A photo taken in the family's kitchen shows what appears to be a recent remodeling job with granite counter tops and glass front cabinets

One has to wonder that if time and money can be found to remodel a home, send kids to exclusive private schools, purchase commercial property and run your own business... maybe money can be found for other things...maybe Dad should drop his woodworking hobby and get a real job that offers health insurance rather than making people like me (also with 4 kids in a 600sf smaller house and tuition $16,000 less per kid and no commercial property ownership) pay for it in my taxes.

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To: ChocChipCookie

Do your children have brain injuries?

241 posted on 10/08/2007 11:09:14 AM PDT by gracesdad
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To: TexasCajun
I guess it'll be up to poor ole Rush to call out this new Democrat Lie!

Rush covered it well. He acknowledged that it was a FReeper who discovered the Truth on this matter...

242 posted on 10/08/2007 11:10:01 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (Always bring a liberal to a gunfight)
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Yes, Freeper Icwhatudo deserves the praise for the great post on the Phony Impoverished Family.

Newsbusters covered it with a link to Icwhatudo's post.

That makes back to back Freeper mentions. We have Freeper caller on the air last Friday.

243 posted on 10/08/2007 11:13:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: shhrubbery!

Refering back to POST #169;

From the Baltimore Sun article:

Graeme and his 9-year-old sister, Gemma, were passengers in the family SUV in December 2004 when it hit a patch of black ice and slammed into a tree.

Car = SUV, but why get technical when wanting a sympathy donation. Not that I don’t have sympathy for the children.

244 posted on 10/08/2007 11:15:03 AM PDT by Son House ($$Proud Member of Vast Right Wing, Out To Lower Your Tax Rates For More Opportunities.$$)
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To: icwhatudo; pandoraou812

bump for all the poor rich kids

245 posted on 10/08/2007 11:44:28 AM PDT by TigersEye (Hillary can tap Hsus but you can't tuna fish.)
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To: TexasCajun

I bet CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN are re-vetting their upcoming victims of evil republicans stories.

246 posted on 10/08/2007 11:51:22 AM PDT by AU72
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To: shhrubbery!; ChicagoConservative27; Fudd Fan

Anyone hear who was driving the car at the
time of the accident, and if the driver of
was/was not insured?

Wicked Dims ... no depths to which they won’t

247 posted on 10/08/2007 11:52:03 AM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: TigersEye

What a bunch of BS. Shaking my head again. ~Pandy~

248 posted on 10/08/2007 11:52:11 AM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah & Muslims ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: chuckles
The Dems had to know this was coming. It’s so stupid I don’t know if I believe it.

That's what I thought, but then again, we are talking about liberals.

249 posted on 10/08/2007 11:54:46 AM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: beaversmom

They shouldn’t have taken the picture in their custom-built, granite countertop kitchen. It makes them less believable.

250 posted on 10/08/2007 11:56:00 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (THOMPSON '08)
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To: icwhatudo
Here's the response I got back from the author of this article:

Baltimore family joins health care showdown

"Hi Mr. Berejan, I have seen the blogs that bash the Frost family. I can see why some people would make a big deal about the family's home and the fact that their children attend a private school. However, the fact still remains that the family can't afford medical insurance. Also, it's possible to send a child to a private school on a scholarship and, as you know, the value of realestate in this state has skyrocketed. If you look at state realestate records you'll find that the family bought their home for much less than $400,000. Thanks for writing, Lynn Anderson "


"I am not going to engage in a debate with you. I don't think they pay for their children's private school tuition. So no, they can't take that money and use it to pay for health insurance."

Guess it would have been too much work for a "reporter" to gather a few facts like "DO you pay for your childrens private school"? Or " Could you borrow against your equity"? Or could ONE of you find a job with some healthcare benefits"?
251 posted on 10/08/2007 11:56:10 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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To: Kozak
So the reporterette is saying they are already on welfare, picking some other taxpayer's pocket to the tune of $40k per year for school, so they still need healthcare welfare!?!

They could buy a used car and pay for health insurance with the money now going for SUV payments. At least some of it.

252 posted on 10/08/2007 12:02:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Hillary can tap Hsus but you can't tuna fish.)
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To: icwhatudo


253 posted on 10/08/2007 12:07:46 PM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: kcvl

““I was driving and my car hit black ice and I lost control of it and I slammed into a tree. Gemma hit the tree and Graeme hit a window,” Bonnie said.”

No seat belts, no surprise.

254 posted on 10/08/2007 12:13:40 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: I_Like_Spam

I was thinking the same thing. $45K in income. Two kids, each of which cost $20K to go to school. How does the family pay the mortgage on 5K a year?

255 posted on 10/08/2007 12:15:22 PM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you freep.)
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To: icwhatudo

I heard about this from Rush’s show this morning. Congrats! You belong in the FReeper Hall of Fame!

256 posted on 10/08/2007 12:15:51 PM PDT by TheDon (The DemocRAT party is the party of TREASON! Overthrow the terrorist's congress!)
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To: icwhatudo

I just got around to reading this ‘outting’.

Without the internet, this would have gone unreported.

257 posted on 10/08/2007 12:16:23 PM PDT by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Kozak
"If you look at state realestate records you'll find that the family bought their home for much less than $400,000. Thanks for writing, Lynn Anderson"

Duh, Ms. Anderson. Doesn't matter what they paid for it when they bought it (which appears to have been seventeen years ago, according to those very public records Ms. Anderson cites***).

Houses have appreciated A LOT since 1990, even with the real estate bubble bust.

The house is worth something like $360,000 now (as would indicate). Did Ms. Anderson ask if the Frosts had ever looked into a home equity loan, rather than soaking the taxpayer?

Then there's the private fund set up for the Frost's childrens' medical expenses (see post 220 above).

Did Ms. Anderson look into that? (Nah, why do I even bother asking.)

***Also the 104 S Collington address does not appear to be the Frost's "principal residence," according to the same public record.

258 posted on 10/08/2007 12:24:35 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (Max Boot: Joe Wilson has sold more whoppers than Burger King)
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To: kcvl
They probably offer dependent health insurance but the employee chooses not to pay. Why pay for dependent health insurance when the state will offer it to you for FREE!
259 posted on 10/08/2007 12:31:06 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"The thought of me and other Freepers paying for these bastards’ health care when they are forking over $40k per year for a private school really makes me sick. This is yet another example of the many evils of socialism."

Well, we can at least look at the bright side. Now that these Democrat lying scum have been outed, I'm sure it perked up someones ears at the IRS, who will no doubt be looking as far back as the law allows into their income tax declarations and deductions.

I suspect by the time it's all over, that kid will be back in a coma, not from any car accident, but from the beating he'll get from his "poor, hardworking pappy" for opening his mouth.

Kudo's to the Freeper who exposed these lying frauds. It does do a lot of damage to claims made by idiots like Micheal Moore, who holds up people like these as "victims" of America's health care system, and to those who support these claims and try force these lies onto the general public, like Opra.

I wonder if she will apologize on her show for not investigating these lying fraudsters better before mentioning their "plight" on shows where she gives a forum to the health care con-artist ring leaders like Micheal Moore.

I highly doubt it.

260 posted on 10/08/2007 12:37:35 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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