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The SCHIP Veto

Posted by Thunder Pig on October 5, 2007

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

Ronald Reagan

That is one reason why the SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program) (THOMAS) has been vetoed by President George W. Bush.

That, and that no one should be considered a child at 25 years old, and this gross expansion of the SCHIP Program would have us paying for the health care of the children of illegal aliens.

How Your Local Elected Critters Voted:

House Members

NC-05 Virginia Foxx (R) Against Passage
NC-10 Patrick McHenry (R) Against Passage
NC-11 Heath Shuler (D) For Passage

NC Senators
Richard Burr (R) Against
Elizabeth Dole (R) Against

The President stated it best on why he vetoed the bill:

This bill would shift SCHIP away from its original purpose and turn it into a program that would cover children from some families of four earning almost $83,000 a year. In addition, under this bill, government coverage would displace private health insurance for many children. If this bill were enacted, one out of every three children moving onto government coverage would be moving from private coverage. The bill also does not fully fund all its new spending, obscuring the true cost of the bill’s expansion of SCHIP, and it raises taxes on working Americans.

Because the Congress has chosen to send me a bill that moves our health care system in the wrong direction, I must veto it. I hope we can now work together to produce a good bill that puts poorer children first, that moves adults out of a program meant for children, and that does not abandon the bipartisan tradition that marked the enactment of SCHIP. Our goal should be to move children who have no health insurance to private coverage, not to move children who already have private health insurance to government coverage.

Source: White House

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Senators Dole, Burr, and The Daily Planet

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 29, 2007

I’d like to thank both of North Carolina’s US Senators for voting against cloture on the latest Amnesty attempt by those who would destroy America.

Who’ would have thunk that Dole would be more sensitive to her constituents than Burr, who has been touted as more conservative than Dole.

This is a victory that belongs to the conservative grassroots movement, and is but one of many to come. 2008 is looking better all the time.

The Asheville Daily Planet has published an article about the Rally to Stop Illegal Immigration, and did a much better, and accurate job of reporting than the AC-T.
If The Daily Planet ever became a daily, I believe they would give the Waste of Times a run for their money inside the city limits of Asheville.

To recap my own coverage of the Rally, see below:

[part one]
[part two]
[part three]

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Put Senator Burr on the Spot

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 27, 2007

with current Amnesty Supporter

Senator Richard Burr’s office
Thursday, June 28th
8:00-10:00 am

All legal citizens of North Carolina Welcome

Be there to encourage our Senator do the right thing

Help make Richard Burr’s unscheduled conference call on June 28th a success

If a sufficient number of citizens show up at Senator Burr’s Winston-Salem office on Thursday from 8:00-10:00, it is likely that his staff will be able to locate him in Washington such that he can afford those he was elected to represent a few minutes in his busy schedule.

There is a conference room in Senator Burr’s local office.
It has a speaker phone.
Richard Burr knows how to use it.

Contact the Senator:

Senator Richard Burr

2000 West First Street, Suite 508

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Phone 800-685-8916 or 336-631-5125

Fax 336-725-4493


This will not be a march or street protest by lawbreakers.

This will simply be a spontaneous gathering of citizens asking for representation from their public servants.

Bring your cameras and cell phones not your signs and pitchforks. Senator Burr has one last chance to avoid facing the tar and feather crowd.

Only a handful of those who come out to Senator’s Burr’s office will be allowed inside to participate in any conference call. The rest will be able to know though that they helped make it happen.

Hat Tip: WCR Correspondent KR

Questions: Call Jim Capo at 336-253-1936

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