She also said that the House GOP’s voting to defund Obamacare was “one of the most intentional acts of brutality.” Yes, worse than partial-birth abortion; worse than bombing Syria; worse than giving terrorists in the Middle East war weapons to use to terrorize innocent Syrian civilians. Worse than all that is voting to defund what Obamacare author Max Baucus called a “train wreck.” Predictably, Pelosi pulled the “for-the-children” card:
If the underlying bill were not bad enough, if there were not reason enough to say, ‘No, are you kidding? No,’ then they cloak it in wolf’s clothing and say they are going to defund the Affordable Care Act. And you know what that’s about? That’s simply about putting their friends the insurance companies back in charge of medical decisions for your families. But it goes farther than that. If that were not bad enough, it slashes the strongly bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program by 70%, effectively eliminating an initiative that provides much needed healthcare to millions of low-income children. Let me remind my colleagues that that bill passed the United States Senate in a bipartisan way with a veto-proof majority. A veto-proof majority. But that’s not good enough for you. You’ve got to slash it by 70% to harm those children… Either you don’t know what you are doing or this is one of the most intentional acts of brutality that you have cooked up with stiff competition for that honor. It cuts billions of dollars again I say, from the National Institutes of Health, delaying important research and denying medical breakthroughs for future generations.
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) that she referred to was set to expire at the end of this month, but Obamacare renewed it. So, by the GOP’s “brutal” act in voting to defund Obamacare, they also voted to let CHIP expire.
CHIP is a program that’s intended for those who don’t have insurance, and who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to afford their own private insurance.
Children, especially poor children, are easy political targets. They’re an important voting bloc worth buying. It’s sort of an early investment. If you start the government dependency at a young age, those taking advantage of it will be more likely to vote for more socialism when they get older.
Don’t think for one second that all these politicians decrying the GOP’s vote to defund Obamacare has anything to do with taking care of poor kids. Remember, these are the same politicians who have so little conscience left that they think nothing of butchering unborn, partially born or even completely born babies (think Gosnell). And most of those babies would have been born poor. And they’re the most innocent and helpless of poor children. If these politicians want that butchering to continue on millions and millions of babies, what makes anyone thing they care about other kids? They don’t. They’re just trying to buy votes.
And not to mention, the state providing health insurance for anyone is unconstitutional. Plus, we’re flat out broke. We’re already being told again that the GOP are holding America hostage with the debt limit. We’re nearly $17 trillion in debt. And politicians like Pelosi think we can just keep borrowing and spending ad nauseam? That’s why Obamacare needs to be defunded. It’s unconstitutional and unaffordable.