10-Year-Old Susie Flynn Petitions for POTUS


Tired of lies, bored with Nader and irritated by the '08 POTUS-race-cum-Myspace-popularity-contest?

Vote for 10-year-old Susie Flynn who, in the still-pure well of her heart, promises "every child in America will get the health insurance he or she deserves" if she wins.

Campaign videos and petition available on-site. Little Susie is taking war chest funding from the spin-docs at Fallon, Minneapolis on behalf of the Children's Defense Fund, who want to build awareness about the child health care crisis in the US.

In a small but recent victory for the Susie party, Congressman Bobby Scott introduced HR 1688, The All Healthy Children Act, to provide all children and moms-to-be with health care access, including the 9 million uninsured kids out yonder. Brava. Government dosh is better spent pushing swings than picking cat-fights in the East.

by Angela Natividad    Apr- 5-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies, Campaigns, Social   

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Gee, I didn't realize that healthcare for children was guaranteed by the United States Constitution. Oh wait a second, it isn't.

Why don't we nationalize all our industry as well?
Take back the means of production!

I also think that every single American deserves a puppy.

Puppies for everyone!

Posted by: Bubb Rhubb on April 5, 2007 1:26 PM

The United States Constitution didn't guarantee freedom for black slaves either, or guarantee a woman's suffrage. Sometimes legislation has to be enacted to improve the system. Are you actually against healthcare for children Bubb Rhubb? Your laissez-faire capitalism is cute, but idiotic. There's a difference between Marxism and common sense.

Posted by: woodenlunch on April 5, 2007 2:44 PM

Actually, the U.S. Constitution does guarantee that. The question, which was later resolved, was whether blacks and woman are afforded the same rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution, as white men. Obviously, and thankfully, they are.

Healthcare is a dicey issue. Yes, I care about people. Yes, I care about children. However, whether, and to what extent, children are covered by healthcare should be dictated by market forces, and, bottom line, people choices.

If you want to help children who cannot afford healthcare, then by all means, you have the ability to do so through donations. However, I resent other people forcing their values onto me. If I don't want to contribute a portion of the dollars I worked hard for, then I shouldn't have to. I should be able to choose to which causes I will donate my time and money to.

And no, I am not for laissez-faire capitalism. Government needs to step in where pure market dynamics will not work, for example, in the case of moral hazard, or the tragedy of the commons.

In the case of healthcare, the problem with the uneven coverage of services will not be solved by throwing even more taxpayer money at it. The problem is with these ridiculous settlements that force doctors to pay exorbinant insurance premiums (we're talking over $100,000 a year) to protect themselves against these vultures. This fear of lawsuit is what is driving up costs for everyone. So if the market place was left alone, a few (bad apples) people who sue to pants of their doctors, force them to run excessive tests just to cover their asses. All these costs then go back to normal people like you and me.

And some children then can't afford to pay for it.

The End.

Posted by: Bubb Rhubb on April 5, 2007 3:01 PM

Fair enough. Thanks for the clarification.

Posted by: woodenlunch on April 5, 2007 3:04 PM

Free puppies is something to run around the table. Iím in.

Kids being used to support a political agenda though? Iím out.

Posted by: makethelogobigger on April 5, 2007 9:15 PM

An actual ten year old running to replace a mental ten year old? sounds like a good trade to me. go susie!

Posted by: veedub on April 7, 2007 8:35 AM