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.
But I thought this SCHIP Bill was "for the childrun"? You mean it wasn't?
Can't wait to read more about this on page A1 of the Washington comPost tomorrow morning.
Good one! You do realize that you will be receiving reprimands from Harkin and Reid now, don't you? Also, be on the lookout for the re-education camp bus coming down your street.
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.
When the winter came the Grasshopper found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing, every day, corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer.
Then the Grasshopper knew...
It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.
In the modern day version the Grasshopper has figured out how to get government to take from the Ant.
Yes. I’d like to here this on Rush on Monday morning. Then it will be known by millions.
Do we dare say it???
Phony poor kid.
the veto on this was a right thing to do, not only for the amount that the bill was asking for and for the people that would have the coverage...but for this very obvious reason.
This should not be a federal program. It should be a state program. ergo the S in SCHIP.
The MSM on the witness stand:
"I swear to tell the truth but not the whole truth."
Lyin’ RATS ping
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Also another example of the many evils of discarding Constitutional constraints on Congress.
Bump To The Top!
Reid and Pelosi at it again...
according to the Baltimore Sun article it was Reid’s office that contacted the boy. The Senate staffers wrote his script, so they werent even his own thoughts. Reid describes having the boy give the prepared speech as having
a “real heavy weight”...ok all groan with me in unison.
Then theres this....
“The Frosts came into contact with Pelosi’s office through Families USA, an advocacy group that supports the expansion of CHIP.”
Will someone please get Harry and Nancy a room already?
lies by ommission are still LIES
The media engages in Zogbyism
Goebbels and Stalin would be proud at how well a lie can still be told.
Reminds of a story from the 1990s where a child wrote a letter to the editor complaining about smoking, I think in Spider-Man comics. His dad is the head of a no-smoking advocacy group but the “child” wrote a letter to some medical journal “on his own”.
I think Rush covered it over a week ago.
If they can buy investment real estate, remodel kitchens, and pay 40K tuition for the kids on “45K per year”, I’d say we need a bill to increase funding for IRS audits.
90% of the woodworkers that I have had for tenants over the last 25 years don’t report there true income. One in particular even had two children in private schools That I could not afford. They were on scholarships due to his “low income” . “go figure!”
It helps to have a trust fund.
Someone should ping the IRS to this thread.
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