Smith says Oregon vote not an argument against SCHIP expansion
The vote against a cigarette tax in Oregon isn't a good argument against a similar effort nationally to expand health insurance for children, Republican Sen. Gordon Smith says.
In "honest reporting world" that opener would have said "The vote against a socialized health care system to be funded by an increase in the cigarette tax..."
Oregonians were impatient that legislators hadn't handled the matter themselves, rather than putting it to a statewide vote, Smith said.
Yes, just do everything for us O wise masters from Salem. You are better than us, smarter, faster even. I have no patience with being able to have a say in turning a free market system over to state control. I don't even have patience to know why I am voting so I need Senator Smith to explain it to everyone.