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October 01, 2007

It's All A Matter of Priorities

President Bush, thankfully, has reiterated his intention to veto the SCHIP monstrosity emerging from Congress, thus preserving, at least for now, some faint resistance to the inexorable advance of schalami schlice schocialism in U.S. health care.

And---it's guaranteed---the Republicans will be attacked for putting "the kids" last. As dishonest as that charge is, it is not without some indirect merit. After all, what other spending has El Presidente W vetoed? How about... none. All that pork, all those earmarks, all the spending increases for monstrous Beltway bureaucracies: All of it has been waved through for seven years. So the argument is going to be that the Republicans care deeply about the ethanol lobby and all the others, but not about The Children. And on the simplistic, sound-bite face of it, the argument is right. That's what happens when principles are defended rarely if ever.

Posted by Benjamin Zycher at October 1, 2007 07:00 PM

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