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Bush Does Not Care About Disadvantaged American Children

Even when given a chance, President George W. Bush makes it clear that he will not help his nation's sick children.

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When is enough, enough?

(SALEM, Ore.) - We just have to face it; the Bush White House could care less if your child is sick or well, alive or dead. It is all a numbers game when you are George W. Bush, and the only things you care about are yourself and those who intensely celebrate your existence.

Needless amounts of hard earned taxpayer resources have been blundered on a war that we were not prepared for. Just ask any soldier who had to use an unarmored HUMVEE or one of the ever so popular Ford Ranger pickups in the war theater what they think of George W. Bush, the answers would surprise you.

People think that placing a "troop support" bumper sticker on their car gets them out of it. But staying above the fray is not the goal here, and people need to think about how horrific it would truly be to have a flight of U.S. jet fighters bearing down on your town or village with JDAM's and other entirely destructive munitions.

In the meanwhile, Bush had a chance to send a message to the people that he really cares about kids by allowing the Children's Health Care legislation to move along by legislative vote. But Bush really doesn't care about our kids, after all his children are doing fine, and I think his veto sends a potently clear message about his personal sense of priorities. It sends the same message about every legislator who sided with him.

His supporters go forward denying the facts, ignoring the truth, failing to help, and I predict that the day is not far off when people will view their support of this embarrassing president with deep thought, and shame.

The ones I respect the most are those who will just stand there and admit everything; they are sometimes prejudice, so killing people in the Mid-East does not torture their conscience, and neither does the anti-immigration nonsense that has gripped the country for a couple of years. It is nothing but a smokescreen to deflect attention away from Bush's failing war efforts, don't they see that?

I am proud of my country, I support those who serve their nation, and I am vastly ashamed by what our country has become. It is not your fault or mine, we don't make the decisions, but blind support for this man in Washington D.C. is increasing the ailment. We were never supposed to accept this type of politics, and yet we have.

All we can do is hang on now and hope that a new president will somehow find a way to lead us out of this ugly mess. It is indeed a sad day in America.

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Sue October 20, 2007 5:28 am (Pacific time)

JB: Every democrat in the House and many republicans voted to override the veto. What more can those dems do?

Neal Feldman October 20, 2007 2:05 am (Pacific time)

JB - are you intentionally dim? All democrats voted to overturn the veto and even a few republicans did. Just not enough for the 2/3 majority in the House (they had the votes in the Senate). I think they just fell 14 votes short in the House. Which will only show that in 2008 when all those republicans have to answer for their votes the democrats will just increase their majority in the House and even moreso in the Senate. It is going to really suck to be a republican for a very long time it seems. Ah well...

GP October 19, 2007 8:46 pm (Pacific time)

What some fail to recognize is that we don't really know what Bush thinks, for his positions are based upon what his billionaire supporters want. Let's put the blame where it belongs, with the richest people who do not care about the welfare of those in need. Bush is a puppet for the billionaires. And the rest of us can't really blame Bush for our troubles, for we are much the same. If today there was a national proposal to provide healthcare for everyone in our country, or even just all of our children, it would be defeated. Americans want to consume junk; they don't give a rats about the wellbeing of their fellow citizens. Same for school programs. This is why our governor is trying to support his school initiatives by increasing his highway patrols so they give out more tickets. This is why we try to support healthcare for kids through cigarette taxes. Let's face it, George Bush just acts the same as the rest of us. If you want to support healthcare for all our kids, write to your congressman and tell him you are willing to pay more taxes to make this happen.

JB October 19, 2007 5:16 pm (Pacific time)

I believe the Democrat controled house are the ones who didn't overturn the Pres. veto

Sue October 19, 2007 1:14 pm (Pacific time)

SemperFI...:What does that have to do with giving our children medical care?

SemperFiCountingEveryDollar October 19, 2007 10:49 am (Pacific time)

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Vicki October 18, 2007 3:27 pm (Pacific time)

They should be enrolled in Medicaid.

Henry Ruark October 18, 2007 2:54 pm (Pacific time)

To all: We may not have time-left to wait-out end of his term. Putin et al are not making idle talk in what they now see as overweening threat of clandestine attack danger from trigger-happy neo-cons on full record as threatening that outcome for years. Founders foresaw precisely such situation, and gave us Constitutional remedy ready for wise use when demanded.

Sue October 18, 2007 2:52 pm (Pacific time)

Tim: I couldn't agree with you more. Once again, I am ashamed of my country.

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