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  Let Their SCHIP Sink [Rep. Marsha Blackburn]
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News DateThursday, October 18, 2007 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionAfter years of out-of-control spending, President Bush has finally found his veto pen, and I congratulate him for it. It is now up to fiscally responsible Members of Congress to sustain that veto. Is this an easy vote? No, but it is a critical one.

If the Republican Party is to recapture the high ground on spending discipline and defense of individual choice against the encroachment of the nanny state, we must hold the line against the attempt by Democratic leaders to override the President's veto of the radical restructuring and expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Democrats in Congress have been gleefully making the rounds of television talk shows insisting that any opposition to this effort is concrete proof of cold-hearted indifference to the health of our country's kids. This is absolutely untrue, but if we look closely, it is clear that this legislative Trojan horse is actually a dramatic effort to expand government-run healthcare at the expense of individual choice and flexibility.
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