To Democrats, the average citizen (and in some cases, non-citizen) is just a political pawn to advance bad policy. But don’t take my word for it, listen to Iowa’s Democrat Governor and 2008 Presidential Candidate, Tom Vilsack, admitting the SCHIP campaign was all about using kids and seniors to sneak socialized medicine into American healthcare policy like a Trojan Horse:
“I think there is going to be a commitment to universal coverage. I don’t think it’s necessarily going to be a sector by sector process. I think you either need to go in whole hog or not. We tried to sort of squeeze the middle here with doing children and doing seniors, and trying to squeeze it. If anything happens, it would more likely look something like this: you would extend eligibility for children from 200% of poverty to 300% of poverty, and create resources to insure the parents of those children.”
I guess deception is the only option when you’re trying to promote bad policy.