Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wolf Flip Flops on SCHIP

Yesterday, Frank Wolf flip flopped on the reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Back in August, Wolf voted the other way. As Judy Feder said at the time:
It is inexcusable, and it's just plain wrong. Frank Wolf voted against the 137,000 Virginia children who already get their health care coverage through the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and the 171,642 other Virginia children who have no health insurance at all.
Yeah, politicians flip flop all the time, but this one's particularly messed up. Why? Because children's health care isn't something you're against one month and then for the next. I mean, what changed, besides the fact that Judy Feder harshly criticized Wolf on his vote against children's health the last time around? Well, that's great on one level -- Wolf is acting better now that he's got a strong Democratic challenger. But frankly -- yes, the pun is intended -- we need a congressperson who will fight for children's health care all of the time not just when it makes sense for them politically. Yet another good reason why it's long past time for a change in the 10th district. Go Judy Feder!

4 comments:

Miles said...

It's not accurate to accuse Frank of considering children's heath "something you're against one month and then for the next." It's something you're against when it's not in the pubic eye and you think you can get away with taking part in a partisan blockade against everything Democrats do, but for when everyone's watching. That's accurate :)

Lowell said...

"It's something you're against when it's not in the pubic eye and you think you can get away with taking part in a partisan blockade against everything Democrats do, but for when everyone's watching."

Exactly.

Bharat said...

Wolf voted for HR 976.
He voted against the president, and to say otherwise is just wrong.

Lowell said...

Uh, Bharat, you might want to read what we wrote, that Wolf FLIP FLOPPED on SCHIP. You might also want to read this ("Frank Wolf Votes Against Funding Health Care For Children").