Bush Vetoes Second Bill ThatWould Hike Child Health Care
Posted Aug 26 2008 12:30pm
President Bush vetoed a second bill that would have increased federal funding for a state-run health insurance program that benefits children, reports CNN . The veto was virtually assured because the bill so closely resembled the original he vetoed in November .
While I don’t agree with the president on this, I think the Democrats were somewhat disingenuous pushing an identical bill through the House and Senate. I find it distasteful when children are used as political footballs on either side of the fence.
The two best choices Democrats had was to either find enough common ground with Republicans to override Bush or extend the expired bill until after the 2008 elections when the need for compromise is likely to change.
A vote to discuss overriding the veto is tentatively scheduled for January 23.