Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Emails rolling in about Presidential Veto...

Joe Trippi from the John Edwards for President campaign was first, with of course the requisite plea for donations:
Dear Lisa Renee,

You're not going to believe this—President Bush just vetoed health care for millions of low-income children!

I know that's hard to believe, and I wish I were making it up. But I'm not. Earlier today, President Bush vetoed a bipartisan expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)—a successful program that provides health care to millions of low-income children.

All I can say is, compassionate conservatism indeed.

Then Joaquin Guerra from the Bill Richardson for President campaign without a request for donations which was awe inspiring:
How the Grinch Stole Children's Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC-- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson issued the following statement today regarding President Bush's veto of the SCHIP legislation passed by Congress:

"The Grinch came three months early this year and stole children's health care. Unfortunately, this is no fairy tale, and unless Congress overrides the President's veto, it will not have a happy ending.

"President Bush's veto is irresponsible. It is outrageous. It is simply immoral. Of the many shifting rationales the President has offered for vetoing this bill, one is that it will burden private insurance companies. That sums up everything we need to know about this President. Choosing between insurance companies and children should not be hard.

Then an email with the subject line of "Unbelievable" from Dr. Howard Dean:

Dear Lisa,
This morning, President Bush rejected health care for children. Now it's time for Democrats to reject President Bush.

If we can get 2/3 of Congress to stand up to President Bush, we can overturn his veto on the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- a program that provides health insurance for millions of kids.

We need your help to get those votes.

It stands to reason that calls to action are being made on this issue and you should contact your elected representative in Washington. From here in Ohio - Brian Rothenberg, the Executive Director of Progress Ohio shares the following:
Call Voinovich, Boehner, and Chabot today and demand that they do the right thing: Stand with Ohio's families, and vote to override Bush's veto.

Senator George Voinovich: DC Office: (202) 224-3353

Congressman John Boehner: Toll-free: (800) 582-1001

Congressman Steve Chabot: DC Office: (202) 225-2216

There is also an online petition you can sign.

1 comment:

Anonymous1 said...

Didn't that legilation to help poor kids cover people that make $80,000 and are up to 25 years old? Me thinks something stink in Denmark, I mean the US Congress.