Fuzzy Thune Logic

As President Bush prepares to veto the State Children’s Health Insurance Program or SCHIP as early as tomorrow, I came across an interesting quote from our illustrious junior Senator, John Thune. As you may or may not be aware Thune is against expanding the program because he says that it would cover people that make too much money. But another excuse he offered during the Senate debate is what caught my eye.

“Low-cost, efficient states such as South Dakota… end up subsidizing higher costs in inefficient states,” complained Thune during the Senate debate.

You mean sort of like low population, low tax revenue generating states getting more from the federal government than they put in? I am sure our gas tax revenues easily cover all the construction on on our roadways each year and are not in any way subsidized from tax revenue generated in other states…

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