First, let's review where you stand with the democrats. Nancy Pelosi says that if you earn $60,000 a year, you are too poor to pay for health insurance. John "Silky Pony" Edwards, who made his fortune by driving up medical costs, says if you make $75,000 a year, you are rich and need to pay more takes. This must be an example of the shrinking middle class.
Here is a concept the democrats can't handle (because it doesn't help their goal of turning you into serfs), lower taxes so people can afford health care. Another good idea is a punishing tax on trial lawyers who make multiple millions by driving up medical malpractice insurance.
Let us look at a "poster child" for the Socialized Childrens' Healthcare Insurance Program. Jay Tea at Wizbang Blog, Curt at Flopping Aces and Doug Ross have done something the MSM/DNC haven't, i.e. basic investigative journalism 101.
Let's review some key points.
1. The parents own a home worth roughly half a million dollars.
2. The kid and at least one his siblings go to a private school that charges $20,000 a year,per kid. Note that the parents claim an annual income of $45,000.
3. The parents own their own company that owns its own building and rents out space, but doesn't provide insurance.
Is this program geared to really help those in need, or is it just another example of expanding government in the democrats march toward Socialism?
Update: Jay Tea points out the following:
Secondly, with all the discussion of the Democrats' poster child for S-CHIP, Graeme Frost, and his family's financial status, but I -- along with a lot of other people -- overlooked one crucial element of the whole thing: Frost was ALREADY being covered by the program. The proposed expansion would not have affected him and his family one whit. He should not have been the poster child for the expansion, but for the continuance of it as is.
Hell, one could use him to argue AGAINST the expansion. By jacking up the costs of the program and tying its funding to cigarette taxes, the plan could threaten the very existence of the program -- leaving young Master Frost and other kids like him high and dry.