NPR starts the pre-attack bombardment

February 24th, 2010

NPR is already trying to give cover to the Democrats in the Senate so they can jam the unpopular healthcare bill down our throats using the obscure procedure known as budget reconciliation.

As a side note, viagra sales click I heard the story I linked to and I just want to tell Sara Rosenbaum that having “Medicaid and CHIP together cover 1 in every 3 children in the United States” is nothing to be proud of. It’s like crowing that we have 1 out of three children living in poverty.

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  • 1. John Foust  |  February 24th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Yeah, don’t worry about Fox, a network that millions actually watch and believe. Worry about NPR.

  • 2. Billiam  |  February 24th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    John, yours, and the lefts bs complaints about fox are getting old. Also, NPR recieves TAXPAYER money. In a proper world, they wouldn’t be shills for one party or the other. Of course, we don’t live in a proper worls. So they’re shills.

  • 3. Elliot  |  February 24th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I love NPR. And I actually think they’re one of the least biased news sources (especially compared with Fox, MSNBC, Newsweek, New York Times, etc…).

    That said, this particular story is still a pre-emptive defense of the upcoming reconciliation vote.

  • 4. grumps  |  February 25th, 2010 at 8:57 am

    How is this reconciliation different from the reconciliation that Eric Cantor favors?

  • 5. neomom  |  February 27th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Elliot – you need to look up the definition of “poverty” and “child” as well. They keep moving the bar up higher and higher on the income scale so as to start devouring the middle-class into the entitlement/dependency class. Family of 4 making something like $88K and “children” up to the age of 26 or 27.

  • 6. Debunked  |  February 27th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I’m not quite sure where neomom is getting their numbers from.

    2008 Poverty Threshold2009 Poverty Threshold

    That extra $103 for a family of four is really increasing that bar.

    Actually, looking at those numbers I wonder how the hell a family of four is expected to live on those numbers. My family isn’t four people, I make many times what the family of four poverty level is set to, and I feel poor enough as it is.

    There is no way I would be able to pay mortgage, student loans, bills, and still have money to save at even three times the poverty level I’d be rated at.

  • 7. John Foust  |  February 27th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Neomom, do you have a reference to support that claim?

  • 8. grumps  |  February 28th, 2010 at 8:19 am

    http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/09poverty.shtml

    Poverty level for a family of four in the 48 contiguous (neomom, that means, “all together”) states for 2009 was $22,050.

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