SCHIP Veto: No Victory
The upholding of Bush’s SCHIP veto is no big victory for spending control. As reported in Time magazine online on Wednesday, Bush wasn’t exactly saying “no increase” when he vetoed the bill raise — he was saying no to raising it that much.
While virulently opposed to an increase of $35 billion, the White House has made it clear that it is willing to increase funding for SCHIP by $25 billion over a five-year period.
It’s good to know that in today’s political environment the difference between Democrats and Republicans is not about opposing principles, but the degree to which each practices the same ideals.