President Bush has vetoed a bipartisan bill that will allow another four million children to have health insurance. It would be funded by a higher federal tax on cigarettes (which I think would kill it eventually, since smokers die at a high rate). It would only cost — if my math is correct — $8750.00 per child, which is around the same cost as most insurance paid by employers.
Aren’t our children worth $8750 a year?
Apparently, Bush doesn’t think so.
Well, what can you expect a lot of low paying employers feel the same way.