Friday, January 16, 2009

billions and billions

Congress and the Senate have been debating funding for children's health insurance. FOR YEARS, and the programs they have passed were vetoed by W in recent years. How many little kids have gone without health care in these years? How many kids sick or dead?
MEANWHILE, at the drop of a hat, a huge bank gets 20 billion to merge with a brokerage. I would like to keep the economy humming along too, but does anybody else see how perverse that is? Poor kids aren't worth doodley squat, is that it?

4 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

counting the hours until he is gone-I can't believe the hell he has put this county through.
Let's hope the next 8 yeras improve.

denis said...

my thoughts exactly cookingwithgas!

ML said...

Hey, anyone who thinks waterboarding is NOT turture, wouldn't have much of a problem with letting kids starve to death while the banks get the bailout. Institutions are so much important than our future citizens, especially if they're poor and uninfluential. I can't understand the reasoning, if there is any, but that's the way it strikes me.
Actually, I think it's his compete lack of empathy and imagination.

Giggles said...

You make a brilliant analogy...one I haven't heard yet! I take health care for granted here in Canada....but oh the children!!

Hugs Giggles