Thursday, October 18, 2007

John Cole Wins at Photoshop

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) didn't actually say this, but I bet he was thinking it:

John Cole, ladies and gentleman.

3 comments:

Eva said...

well, what he actually said was almost as bad...
http://www.harvarddems.com/node/2949

Julia said...

And please, everyone keep in mind the political difference between West Iowa and East Iowa.

Had to defend my fair (half) state.

PG said...

I think health care is fundamental to giving kids a fair chance, but I would like to see a discussion of the wealth level at which a parent should be required to buy their kids some health insurance. The Frosts may not have been at that point, but I do think parents have to take some responsibility for their children's well-being and to make some priorities in regard to it. When I was very little, Mom and Dad lived with two kids in a one-bedroom apartment that got rattled by the train when it went by, but we did have health insurance. They had to do hard things -- my dad was working two jobs and was very rarely around to help my mom deal with two small children; their car was unreliable and their neighborhood not a great one -- and I think that the government should mandate that people make some of those difficult choices in order to provide their children with necessities, including health insurance.

I don't want to see any child go without health insurance, but I also kind of recoil at parents who could hold a job with health benefits for their children (i.e. are educated, hireable and in a decent economy), but choose to start a business or otherwise work without insurance. That I would want the government to interfere in these choices probably marks me as a true statist, but I think once you have chosen to raise children, you've foreclosed some of your other options.