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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: holdonnow

*gubmint cheese* ping


41 posted on 10/07/2007 3:21:49 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry
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To: icwhatudo

I haven’t been following this story on FR - is this the child who does the PSA where he says “We need to get rid of this President”?

I’ve been in shock over this and wondered where the FR comments might be.


42 posted on 10/07/2007 3:23:04 AM PDT by Rte66
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; AlwaysFree; ...

PING!


43 posted on 10/07/2007 3:24:18 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments. Sink LOST! Stop SPP!)
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To: icwhatudo

Ah, it was a car accident. Medical Payments Coverage is an option, when you buy car insurance. Did they save money by going without coverage?


44 posted on 10/07/2007 4:04:24 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

I guess this merits an honorary “Freak State” PING. These people DO live in Maryland, after all...


45 posted on 10/07/2007 4:08:08 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Repeal the Terrible Two - the 16th and 17th Amendments. Sink LOST! Stop SPP!)
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To: higgmeister
Aesop's Fables

They don't get much play today do they?
Oh the world owes me a living deedle diedle doodle dumb.

46 posted on 10/07/2007 4:24:02 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Democrat, a synonym for Traitor)
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To: icwhatudo

Bump to the Top. This needs to be read! Kudos for your detective work. Rat liars, at it again!


47 posted on 10/07/2007 4:27:52 AM PDT by FReepapalooza
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To: IncPen

dude looks like John Denver


48 posted on 10/07/2007 4:29:56 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: icwhatudo
PPKB

(phoney poor kid bump)
49 posted on 10/07/2007 4:31:34 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 ... Go ahead, look it up!)
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To: higgmeister

Articles by Quinn

The Ant and the Grasshopper

by Jim Quinn

The Original Version

The ant busts his ass in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.

The New Liberal Version

It starts out the same but when winter comes the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. CBS, NBC, and ABC show up and show pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to film of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can it be, in a country of such wealth that this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Then a representative of the NAAGB (The National Association of Green Bugs) shows up on Night Line and charges the ant with “Green Bias” and makes the case that the grasshopper is the victim of 30 million years of greenism. Kermit the frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when he sings “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

Bill and Hillary Clinton make a special guest appearance on the CBS evening news and tell a concerned Dan Rather That they will do everything they can for the grasshopper who has been denied the prosperity he deserves by those who benefited unfairly during the summer, or as Bill refers to it, the “Temperatures Of The 80’s”.

Finally the EEOC drafts the “Economic Equity and Anti-Greenism Act” RECTRO-ACTIVE to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and having nothing left to pay his Retro-Active taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he’s in....which just happens to be the ant’s old house.... crumbles around him since he doesn’t know how to maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. And on the TV; which the grasshopper bought by selling most of the ant’s food, Bill Clinton is standing before a wildly applauding group of Democrats announcing that a new era of “Fairness” has dawned in America.


50 posted on 10/07/2007 4:39:10 AM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) Iím paranoid. The only question is, am I paranoid enough?)
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To: icwhatudo

A self employed couple like the Frosts who are only claiming income of $45,000 per year seems like a good target for an IRS or state income tax audit.

The entire idea of extending welfare benefits to the self employed is a fool idea. Not only does the taxpayer benefit by lower taxes if they misstate their income and expenses, they also get the additional welfare benefit to boot.

Just makes the whole paradigm of voluntary compliance, the main pillar of the tax code, just a lot more problematic.


51 posted on 10/07/2007 4:51:05 AM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: icwhatudo

How about who caused the accident? The parents? No insurance?


52 posted on 10/07/2007 5:00:29 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: beaversmom

Seeing the Father looks like John Denver, he should get a guitar and start doing a Las Vegas act.


53 posted on 10/07/2007 5:02:52 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

Bump


54 posted on 10/07/2007 5:03:33 AM PDT by sport
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To: icwhatudo

Typical dem attitude—all for me but none for my trophy children. Let someone else pay for them. I, after all, am just here to breed more little dem voters.


55 posted on 10/07/2007 5:05:25 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: donnab

Families USA needs to be audited by the IRS also!! It’s a TOTAL Democrat Arm of the Machine!


56 posted on 10/07/2007 5:09:42 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her PHONINESS is REAL!!!)
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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.

Why would they care? There's no way that the MSM will even allow cricket chirping on this story. This is exactly the sort of thing that the media WANTS to project. When they can't do stories about how stupid Bush is, their second favorite thing (and one they haven't been able to do very often, as can be seen by the huge spending growth) is to do stories about how mean and heartless Bush and conservatives are.

We'll never hear a peep about this, except in conservative and libertarian forums like this one. And the general population of the US, at least those who hear about the poor kids who didn't have insurance, will never know the truth. And those who couldn't be bothered to find out the false story will hear third party accounts of how mean Bush is.

Mark

57 posted on 10/07/2007 5:20:46 AM PDT by MarkL (Listen, Strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government)
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To: icwhatudo

IRS, oh, IRS, pinging IRS?


58 posted on 10/07/2007 5:23:20 AM PDT by GregoryFul (is a bear a bomb in a bull?)
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To: icwhatudo
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.

Just damn.

59 posted on 10/07/2007 5:31:51 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: icwhatudo; Eric Blair 2084; Gabz; SheLion

Big HUGE Ping


60 posted on 10/07/2007 5:36:35 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Land of the Fee)
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