October 3rd, 2007
10:19 PM ET
15 years ago

Bush explains veto: 'Poor kids first'

Watch Ed Henry's report on President Bush's veto of a bill that would have expanded a childrens' health insurance program.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush kept a promise on Wednesday to veto a bill that would have increased the number of children covered by a state-federal health insurance program. The bill enjoyed bipartisan support and Ed Henry reports on why Bush vetoed the bill and what the political consequences of the veto may be for Bush and the Republican Party.

Related: Democrats begin push to override veto of kids health insurance bill

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  1. Pall Forloney, Riomaggiore, Italy

    If you read these commets from the people who put down Bush's veto, they did not read or understand the bill. I think they are just democrats against the republicans. I don't think a 25 year old is a child....wake up

    October 5, 2007 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  2. Pall Forloney, Riomaggiore, Italy

    Again democrats are trying to pull the wool over the real issue. POOR CHILDREN is what the bill reads, $75,000.00 a year income with 10 children in the house maybe, but not 25 years old either. Please wake up and smell the truth. By the way I am not a DEM or GOP. I only want to see the truth and be told the truth

    October 5, 2007 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. Wolf Grand Rapids MI

    Terrorist Bush only vetoed it so he could have more money for the war in Iraq so he can get the oil for himself.The war had nothing to do with 9/11.

    October 5, 2007 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. Phil

    No one should be suprised at the veto of this bill. It acually helps someone with ono political or monetary clout. When you talk about this president it means trying to find a way to get all you can from no bid contracts which most are people bush knows or his cronies know and will kick back money to. History will remember this president that single handedly did away with the middle class. He has done not one thing to stop good jobs going overseas, or trying to stem the rise in medical costs oil and on and on. If anyone remembers before 9-11 how he was called Mr. do nothing while his buddy Chaney was said to be running the country. It is no different now.

    October 5, 2007 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  5. RightyTighty

    Bush the liberator!! For the Iraqi's and the American taxpayers..

    October 5, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. Eldon Wiegert Puyallup Wa.

    Correction on the price tag to police action Should read $180,000,000,000.00 But then what's three more zeros for our children to pay back.

    October 5, 2007 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
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