I have said here a few times that I have been disappointed in Bush. He has managed to pretty well piss everyone off at some point. In my opinion, this one is a big screw up.
He said when running for his 2nd term that he was against using mercury in vaccines.
"I support the removal of Thimerosal from vaccines on the
childhood national vaccine schedule. During a second term as President, I will
continue to support increased funding to support a wide variety of research
initiatives aimed at seeking definitive causes and/or triggers of autism. It is
important to note that while there are many possible theories about causes or
triggers of autism, no one material has been definitely included or excluded."
Now he plans to veto a bill specifically because it would have eliminated the use of mercury in flu vaccines. I have written often that we should eliminate the use of mercury in any medical or dental procedure. It just makes no sense to use such an incredibly toxic heavy metal, especially when we inject it into babies whose brains are still developing. I imagine it would be a "hardship" on big pharma. I am sure they have millions of vaccines on the shelf that contain this neurotoxin. They have no qualms about using it on babies etc.
I hate it when politicians don't do what they say they will do. This is shameful!