Skip to comments.The "Not So Poor" 12 Year Old Who Rebutted Bush on SCHIP Veto
Posted on 10/06/2007 10:42:57 PM PDT by icwhatudo
Graeme Frost, who gave the democrat rebuttal to George Bushs 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.
Do your children have brain injuries?
Rush covered it well. He acknowledged that it was a FReeper who discovered the Truth on this matter...
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.
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.
bump for all the poor rich kids
I bet CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN are re-vetting their upcoming victims of evil republicans stories.
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
What a bunch of BS. Shaking my head again. ~Pandy~
That's what I thought, but then again, we are talking about liberals.
They shouldn’t have taken the picture in their custom-built, granite countertop kitchen. It makes them less believable.
They could buy a used car and pay for health insurance with the money now going for SUV payments. At least some of it.
GOD BLESS THE INTERNET~!!!!!!
“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.
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?
I heard about this from Rush’s show this morning. Congrats! You belong in the FReeper Hall of Fame!
I just got around to reading this ‘outting’.
Without the internet, this would have gone unreported.
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 zillow.com 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.
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.