Bush: Money for War, Not Healthcare for Poor Kids

October 23, 2007 at 5:36 am 1 comment

A week after vetoing a bill that would have provided healthcare to millions of poor kids, President Bush is asking Congress for an additional $46 billion dollars for his failed war in Iraq.

The figure, which Bush was expected to announce later Monday at the White House, brings to $196.4 billion the total requested by the administration for operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere for the budget year that started Oct. 1. It includes $189.3 billion for the Defense Department, $6.9 billion for the State Department and $200 million for other agencies.

To date, Congress has provided $455 billion dollars for the war which is estimated to cost some $12 billion a month.

Its a matter of priorities and apparently its more of a priority for the president to continue a war that has already cost roughly 4,000 American soldiers their lives than it is to ensure that kids are able to see the doctor when they need to. Sounds about right for the “compassionate conservative.”

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  • 1. Bee  |  October 24, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    SCHIP is going to go back before Congress – and we really need to do all we can to make sure it goes through this time. I do some work with FamiliesUSA and we really do have a shot, but we need all the support we can get. There are a lot of Congressmen on the fence that still need convincing, so if you haven’t already, please head over to families.org and sign the petition to get it through. Apparently poll numbers aren’t good enough alone, so we need to get out and contact our Congressmen directly.

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