Vetoing health care for children. President Bush explained:
“[W]ith federal revenues at an all-time high and the deficit declining, now is not the time to raise taxes.”
It goes without saying that when federal revenues are low and the deficit rising, that is also not the time.
So it’s a lot like Iraq and Vietnam.
–When you are losing, that is the worst time to leave.
–When you are winning, that is also the worst time.
–A third worst time is when it’s just middling–because you really ought to do a six month assessment.
It will always be the wrong time to provide health insurance to children. If that’s the case, let’s do it now.