Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Cafferty: The president & the veto?
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President Bush has increased the national debt by trillions of dollars. Why would he veto a bill providing health insurance for children?
I have come to believe that the axis of evil is in the White House. This President has done nothing but make American lives more miserable with his policies of government and war.
-G.

Jack, I'm not sure why President Bush would veto such a bill. But I know your background information about his spending history makes my blood boil. I'm not sure whether this country can afford to keep this guy in office until his term ends. -Greg, Dothan, Alabama

He vetoed the health insurance bill on, believe it or not, conservative principles. We don't live in Socialist France. If people can't afford health insurance for kids then they shouldn't be having them. Just because 70% of people want the government to play nanny doesn't make it right.
-Richard, Hercules, California

Your question re: the billions spent for the Iraq war and the idiot's veto of the health care bill for children is excellent. We as a nation are being 'taken to the cleaners' by this rogue administration that has no regard or shame for the ways in which it has plundered this country-openly-right before our eyes. -Jinpa, Magnolia, Texas

What do Republicans have to do to turn things around by the election?
What should the GOP do? Impeach George Bush, or go down to the worst defeat in modern history in '08. As long as they back this man, they will lose the support of the American people.
-Will, Eagle, Idaho

Jack, It is so simple, I'm glad you asked. Here is what they should do: 1) End the war. 2) Get Osama. 3) Balance the budget. 4) Universal health care, children included!
See, told you it was simple. -Mike, Boston, Massachusetts

Jack, Why in God's name would you solicit suggestions for something the Republicans can do before the election? I hope there is nothing they can do to avoid another thumpin'. Let's not give them any helpful ideas. -George, Leesburg, Florida

Jack, Aside from scaring voters once more with terrorism, all the Republicans need do is to nominate the candidate most likely to win the general election. Their base will come round in unified fear of a Democrat winning. It will happen again: Republicans nominate to WIN, Democrats sadly nominate the one they LIKE, regardless of electability. -Mark, Asheville, North Carolina

The Republicans have to back off, lick their wounds and let someone else take a crack at it. Haven't they done enough damage to our country? -Dave, Granada Hills, California
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 10/03/2007 05:41:00 PM ET | Permalink
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