How I Spent My August Recess: Sen. Chambliss Edition

Bill Scher

Several congressional conservatives are continuing to spend their August recess spreading misinformation to justify their votes against children’s health insurance.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., is a notable member of the anti-kids crew.

He’s up for re-election in 2008. A recent poll showed his standing among Georgia voters is much weaker than presumed.

And earlier this year, Georgia’s federally funded child insurance program, PeachCare, had to temporarily stop enrolling kids because they were out of money.

In fact, the state Associated Press reported the votes of him and his allies by saying, “Months after Georgia ran short of money for PeachCare children’s health insurance, Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation are opposing efforts to expand its parent program in Washington.”

So, it takes a lot of peaches to deny your own constituents the necessary funds to provide health insurance to their kids, a year away from your next election.

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