First of all, let's get one thing totally clear...SCHIP is a SHAM.
It's truly a shame. Not only are the Democrats back to their old tricks of trying to hand out government services to every illegal alien they can find. But they're doing it:
- in a corrupt manner
- at the expense of senior citizens and other hard-working Americans
- behind the backs of their constituents
SCHIP is not about insuring children and poor people. It's a farce - the Democrats are USING CHILDREN and POOR PEOPLE to gain support for a bill they know would otherwise be overwhelmingly opposed (Remember the Amnesty bill - HELLO?). SCHIP is really a step towards socialized medicine, and an attempt to give free health care to illegal aliens. Call your Senators and Congressmen - or you'll be paying for this free illegal alien healthcare before you know it. And when you get old, you yourself will find yourself with no Medicare. Since we can't afford to give healthcare to everybody, the Democrats have decided that illegal aliens are more deserving of free healthcare than hard-working American senior citizens who have spent their entire lives paying into a corrupt, sham system that promised them something in return.
Below is another email I received from Congressman John Shadegg. This really is a sad day for America.
From: Congressman John Shadegg
Last night I witnessed something I never thought possible on the floor of the U.S. House. Below is the press release I issued about it.
Democrats Abuse Power - Alter Vote Count
With the vote total boards at each end of the House Chamber clearly showing the Republican motion prevailing by a vote of 215 to 213 and the word "FINAL" displayed beside that count, the Democrat Chairman gaveled the vote closed, announcing the Republican motion had failed on a 214 to 214 tie.
"I have been here almost 13 years and I thought I had seen it all, but tonight's display of corrupt, raw, partisan political power was stunning," said Rep. John Shadegg (AZ-03). "I honestly didn't think this could happen in America. This is a sad day for the U.S. House and a tragic day for our nation."
Following a protracted period of chaotic protest and procedural w rangling, Democrats altered the displayed vote total two more times. However, when Democrats refused to acknowledge their abuse of power and accept the passage of the motion, Republicans walked out en masse in protest.
"If my vote doesn't count, what point is there in voting?" Shadegg said. "I owe it to my constituents and to this nation to demand integrity and fairness in the operations of this institution."