Isn’t this a bit ghoulish? Don’t politicians know how to talk liberal any more?
“In the coming days, Democrats will not back down and we will insist on providing health care coverage to these 10 million children,” said Rep. Rahm Emanuel, an Illinois Democrat.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, after the vote said Congress intends to send Bush another bill in the next two weeks that covers the same number of youngsters.
Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said in an interview he was “optimistic” the administration and Congress could work out their differences. The administration’s goal is to sign-up 500,000 more eligible low-income children, he said.
The bill vetoed by Bush would have raised tobacco taxes to provide an extra $35 billion dollars over five years to provide health care for as many as 10 million children, compared to the 6.6 million currently enrolled.
I think they’re arguing over how many ritual child sacrifices will be needed to appease Leviathan.