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  •  Put the Iraq parliament under SCHIP (2+ / 0-)
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    snazzzybird, NetrootsProgressive

    Everybody knows that bushian tough love extends only to the people of this country.

    W is a total softie when it comes to trying to make someone in Iraq like him, so he would defend SCHIP to the nth degree if we could make it part of his Iraq effort, don't you think?

    You kids behave or I'm turning this universe around RIGHT NOW! - god

    by Clem Yeobright on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 06:52:19 AM PDT

    •  Put Medicaid Under the Iraq Budget Too (7+ / 0-)

      Every state is also headed towards a medicaid crisis.

      Medicaid is generally viewed by Republicans as fondly as they view welfare.  They think people on medicaid are just too lazy to get high wage jobs with benefits.  The reality is most states medicaid budgets are spent on elderly white folks who end up in nursing homes.  I bet if you looked into the families of Congressional Reps and Senators you would see a lot of their parents on medicaid.  No one can afford a nursing home anymore.  

      We need a major overhaul in all of our health care programs.  SCHIP, medicare, medicaid, the public health system, the VA, and health insurance for all.  Medicare and the VA work the best and should probably serve as models.  

      But the Republicans are already screaming about socialized medicine and higher taxes.  If we took a year of the Iraq budget we would be all set.

      Dems need to step up to the plate and put things in perspective.

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