Monday, October 22, 2007

If You're Not For The Troops, You're Against Them

Thanks to Tom Harper at Who Hijacked Our Country, It has been brought to my attention that the SCHIP was not only to provide Health Care for our countries children. It was also to provide help for our wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

President Bush logic here is that expanding funding for the popular State Child Health Insurance Plan would mean that more people than those living in rock-bottom poverty might get access to government-subsidized healthcare, and that would be a grievous wrong. He contends that only kids born into the most desperate poverty should get help outside of private, market-priced insurance--whether they can afford it or not.

An unknown fact is that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton joined with Senator Christopher Dodd and a bipartisan coalition of Senators to introduce an amendment to the SCHIP bill which would extend the Family and Medical Leave Act to family members of wounded soldiers to six months. The bipartisan Support for Injured Servicemembers Act was also cosponsored by Senators Dole, Graham, Mikulski, Chambliss, Brown, Salazar, Cardin, Menendez, Kennedy, Boxer, Reed, Murray, Harkin and Lieberman.

Did you see this Ad?

This is part of the SCHIP Bill that our President Vetoed and our House Republicans voted to let stand! See IAVA Action, (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund)

The other provision provides one year of employment discrimination protection to family members caring for severely injured troops.

We have heard for years from President Bush, his Administration, and the Republicans. If you are not for us, you are against us. Well the question to this President, his administration and the Republican party, who vetoed the SCHIP that would help our troops as well as our children; If you are not for our Troops, You are against them!

If that's not bad enough for us. The Bush Administration wants to cut the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a move which will literally leave 30 million low-income households in the cold this winter.

Yes you heard it right, he wants to cut government-subsidized heat to low-income households this winter. Ask yourself this America, is this a President for the people?

What say you?


fairlane said...

If there are people who still believe this Administration gives a shit about anything, they need to be rounded up and sent to Gitmo.

There are so many logical inconsistencies to the Wingnut Opposition I only have time to list one.

When people cannot afford health care, and are forced to go to the "Emergency Room" (As Bush suggested), who do these assholes think pays for that?

We do, the Tax Payers!


The Future Was Yesterday said...

If nothing else, they're consistent. They hate all Americans equally.

LET'S TALK said...

fairlane, Bush has put everything on the people and he thinks only of his war in Iraq.

The Future Was Yesterday, you are correct except for the rich, which they seem to help every step of the way.

Mary Ellen said...

Bush and the GOP aren't going to be happy until they cut out every single social program to help the poor. It's Bush's fault that the price of oil is so high that no one on a fixed or low income can afford it, now he wants to make sure they don't have it to heat their homes this winter. This is just sick.

Great post, let's talk!

LET'S TALK said...

Hi Mary Ellen, so much for compassionate conservative.

Tom Harper said...

Thanks for the mention, and for posting about this. This story needs to get out; the "liberal" media hasn't mentioned it at all.

Is Bush a president of the People? F#!*$%$# No!

LET'S TALK said...

No thank you tom, as you said, this story needs to get out. I just hope others read both blogs.

two crows said...

oh. my. god.
THIS is the guy who chides people for not supporting our troops?

I was gonna say something about the oxymoron 'compassionate conservative' but you beat me
to it, LT

phil_in_ny said...

I think its great that something can be passed, although if it expires, its like, hurry up and get yours now sort of thing. Not good.

LET'S TALK said...

two crows, I hope that you go ahead and write that post, I just know it will be great!

phil_in_ny, the only thing that is passed right now is Bush, just passing wind.

FranIAm said...

I am just stunned.

What a joke, what a sick, sad joke.

Snave said...

I think the only way this administration really values or supports our troops is in their mission in the Middle East, whatever that "mission" is. The troops are viewed by Bush and Cheney as tools, or as a means to an end, not as human beings. The administration is not going to do anything for the troops in a humanitarian way until the "mission" is "accomplished", or until the troops have EARNED the benefits.

The Bush/Cheney group believes people need to EARN any benefits they get, whether the people who need the help are children, troops, the elderly, the poor, etc. They seem to not think the troops have earned any "extras".

What a bunch of crapheads we have running our country.

Whatever happened to compassion? To empathy? I think The Future Was Yesterday said it best: "They hate all Americans equally."

LET'S TALK said...

FranIAm, sad indeed.

Snave, they hate all Americans equally with the exception of the rich. Whom they seem to love.

enigma4ever said...

Sadly we have now learned that they hate everyone...sadly Kanye got it wrong- it was not just the NOLA we know 2 milions Californians? nope not loved...Children? nope...not even...I love your new look are doing a good job here...

LET'S TALK said...

Thank you so very much enigma4ever.

Candace said...

What really chaps me is the excuse that we can't "afford" all this stuff because of the war. Gah! (And, it's not like we can "afford" the war, either - we're in debt up to the hilt to China for that.)

Ronald 'More-More' Moshki said...

The lethal one is back on O'Reilly.

LET'S TALK said...

Thanks for the link and information on Dick Morris.

Floyd said...

Thanks Let's Talk and Tom Harper, this one slipped by me, well, like the future was yesterday said;

"If nothing else, they're consistent. They hate all americans equally."