As expected, the House today gave final approval to the S-CHIP government health care expansion funded with a massive tax hike on smokers. President Obama is set to sign the bill amid great “progressive” fanfare. The kiddie human shield strategy strikes again.
The roll call vote is up here. The vote was 290-135.
I’ve broken down the list of Republicans who supported this universal health care Trojan Horse. Take note:
Take heed: President Obama said at the signing that this is just the “first step.”
For once, a moment of pure ideological candor.
Also: Obama’s praise for the provision loosening of eligibility for legal immigrants and their children (a “first step” toward allowing illegal aliens to partake of the bounty) garnered the most applause from the audience and members of Congress.
Rep. Steve King’s statement in opposition to the S-CHIP expansion says it all:
(Hat tip: Ian Schwartz at RCP)