(Ucs News : Washington D.C.) In a Rose Garden ceremony President George W. Bush vetoed a measure that would have expanded the popular S-chip program. In a terse statement the President blasted blasted poor sick kids, calling them “a grave threat to national security.”
According to the White House poor sick kids are a drag on the economy and the government should “not be in the business of financing sick kids.” The president is taking a stand in the fight stated his press secretary.
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program, managed by states within federal guidelines, had become entangled in Bush’s late-innings effort to help the GOP recapture its image of being tough on sick kids.
A long time supporter of hurting small sick children the President stated he would rather spend on tax credits for oil companies than help poor folks that may be dying.