Child Health Care Now Big Deal
On Wednesday night, Bush privately vetoed a $35 billion child health care bill. According to the New York Times, the bill could provide aid to familes who make up to $83,000 a year. President Bush said, 'That doesn't sound poor to me." He argued that this bill would raise taxes to a point where it would put people who can right now afford health care into a level where they would need government help.
Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodman Clinton, in light of this unpopular veto realeased an ad showing her as the champion of health care. According to the Washington Post the add freatured black and white shots of children and talked about how Clinton already managed to help. An announcer says: "Hillary stood up for universal health care when almost no one else would, and kept standing until six million kids had coverage."