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Bill reflected people’s will

How do Bush and red-state Republicans keep thwarting the democratic process and the will of the American people?

The latest example is the president’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), with House Republicans voting to uphold the Bush veto. Why is Congress paralyzed by the GOP?

Seventy percent or more of the population may support a policy, but if Republican representatives representing a disproportionate minority of red-state population decide to deny the American public’s wishes, so it will be.

SCHIP has been shown to be a successful and valuable children’s health-care program, but a Republican party out of touch with mainstream America was able to cast its “no” votes and sink the expansion of SCHIP.

Ron Lowe

Grass Valley

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