Friday, February 23, 2007

"They Should Fall on Their Knees and Repent"

This week, that's what Rep. Nikki Randall took the well to say about whoever came up with the idea to fix PeachCare by rolling back the eligibility levels. What can I say? Nikki has always been shy about speaking her mind. She's right on this though, and it is a shame that her bill to give Georgia the flexibility to fill the funding gap has not even had a hearing. All indications are that Congress will continue funding and may even step in to help with the shortfall, but Georgia is going to have to step up to the plate to deal with the timing issue. Funds from Washington won't come quickly enough to fill the gap before the program is insolvent. Ultimately, there are our kids, and it is time for Georgians to take care of Georgians. But when the Speaker gets up from his knees, he might want to put partisanship aside and do what's right for kids. Give the bill a hearing!

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3 comments:

Tina said...

Amen, Nikki !

Kathy said...

So many of these legislators claim to be "born again Christians". There is no way to square the callous treatment of the poor in general and children in particular with the Jesus of the Gospel. Maybe Georgians will at last see the hypocrisy of a party that is only pro-birth and not pro-life. This gathering of Pontius Pilates are all too eager to wash their collective hands of responsiblity once a child clears the birth canal. For shame!

Button Gwinnett said...

Well said, Kathy. I guess the pious Speaker might should ask himself, "WWJD?"