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One of the more frustrating aspects of the debate over SCHIP expansion has been the reluctance of its opponents to clearly point out the prevarications being used to promote this fraud. So, the clarity of this Examiner editorial is refreshing:
Let’s revise the old saw about knowing when politicians lie. Instead of “when his lips are moving,” it should be “when he says ‘it’s for the kids.’ ” Exhibit A is the debate on reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
That’s right. The advocates of SCHIP expansion are lying. The bills concocted by the House and Senate are not “for the kids.” Together, they consitute a Trojan horse built to decieve the electorate into accepting socialized medicine. The Examiner calls on SCHIP’s promoters to come clean:
Democrats should ‘fess up that their real goal is to socialize American medicine … They should also admit that they’ve spun their budget projections to conceal the fact that they will have to raise taxes to pay for their proposal …