Saturday, October 20, 2007

The GOP Head Trip on SCHIP

Michael in Chicago has an excellent diary on Prairie State Blue regarding the facts about the lies Republicans tell when anyone mentions HR 976, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

Michael lives in IL-06. His representative is Peter Roskam. Like Rep. John Shimkus (IL-19), Rep. Roskam voted against SCHIP. There were only two Illinois Republicans that voted in favor: Rep. Ray LaHood (IL-18) who is retiring and Rep. Mark Kirk (IL-10) who will lose his seat to Illinois Senator Debbie Halvorson in November 2008 and did not want to lose by the landslide his NAY vote would have caused.

Republicans need to come down from their head trip. Voting against SCHIP meant voting against children and veterans.

Getting down to brass tacks in IL-19, John Shimkus proves once again that he not a representative of the people.

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