Not that Bush needs to veto much. He simply issues signing statements indicating the executive branch will not abide by this or that of the legislation he’s signing. Soft Fascism ‘R Us.
But now the folks at the radically right Media Research Center have spun coverage of this nasty veto thusly:
Again exploiting children and mothers to advance the goal of expanding federal spending and dependency, ABC’s World News led Wednesday night by giving voice to the media-political establishment’s astonishment that President Bush would veto a bill to provide health insurance “for children.”
It’s hard to reply to this other than to say that the very first clause has simply been spun backwards. Poor children cannot depend on private insurers, so they depend on the government to keep them from illness and death. Bastards, eh!
And black is white, war is peace…
So after 4 decades of socialized medicine in Canada, it turns out that all progressives do is look for excuses to increase government budgets, not the other way around.