Conservative humour

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 am, October 6th, 2007 - 1 comment
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Paul Krugman of the New York Times reports that “On Wednesday, President Bush vetoed legislation that would have expanded S-chip, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, providing health insurance to an estimated 3.8 million children who would otherwise lack coverage.”

He goes on to cite numerous instances where Republicans appear to think that if people are poor or sick or lack health insurance it’s a laughing matter.

Here’s what Reagan said in his famous 1964 speech “A Time for Choosing,” which made him a national political figure: “We were told four years ago that 17 million people went to bed hungry each night. Well, that was probably true. They were all on a diet.”

Worth a read.

One comment on “Conservative humour”

  1. illuminatedtiger 1

    Bush caters to the rich. We all know this. So does John Key. Some know this but others buy into his lies that he cares about beneficiaries and low income families. If John Key becomes PM expect privatization of the health service to come swiftly. Don’t buy into his bullshit that it will improve services for everyone and that “market forces” will keep costs down. Market forces don’t keep dental costs down, I pay 90 bucks for a filling anywhere I go.

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