Hillary Clinton has plenty of reasons to want to rip into the Republican Party. It’s spent twenty-five years making up nonstop lies about her. It was complicit in Donald Trump’s treasonous Russian conspiracy to steal the election from her. Considering that Hillary has probably earned the right to throw the entire GOP off a cliff, she’s been remarkably restrained in the thirteen months since the fraudulent election. But now she’s ripping them a new one, and she’s doing it for good reason.
Hillary is outraged that the Republican Congress has allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program to simply fall apart for no good reason. She launched into a Twitter takedown in which she explained why that’s so harmful to kids, and how we can go about trying to get it corrected. Here’s how she started things off: “There’s a lot to be frustrated by right now, to say the least. Here’s something that we should be able to fix.”
From there, she continued: “The Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides health care for 9 million kids & has been reauthorized on a bipartisan basis every year for almost 2 decades, is hanging in limbo because Congress let it expire over 2 months ago. Meanwhile, Senate Republicans rushed to pass so-called tax reform – a giveaway for those who least need it. It gets worse. During the campaign I warned that the Rs would come after social security, Medicare, & Medicaid & now they are. Imagine buying a Rolex & paying for it with money you saved to take care of your kids. That’s what Congress is doing w/ your tax dollars.”
Hillary Clinton continued to explain the dire need for action: “How is it that in the middle of dividing up $1.5 trillion dollars between corporations & the ultra-wealthy, Republicans can’t find the time & money to take care of children? These are perverse priorities. Congress needs to pass CHIP now, as they have every year since the 1990s. So in these surreal times, let’s rally together & take action. Call your House and Senate members at 202-224-3121 and tell them to take care of kids now and protect our seniors, the poor & vulnerable from future attacks. Tell them that it’s the very least they can do.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report