"Only Congress could conceive making families simultaneously eligible for SCHIP to help the poor and the alternative minimum tax to punish the rich."
That line came from uber-right wing mouthpiece Robert Novak's column in today's Washington Post.
He simply can't imagine anyone wanting to impose a minimum tax for the rich and provide healthcare insurance for kids who otherwise would have to do without.
It's a funny thing about all the opposition to even a whiff of universal health care in the states. It always provokes a furious outcry - from rich old white men, especially the really creepy kind like Novak. I'll bet that old blister would change his tune smartly if he was the one without health care.
How did it ever come to this?