Did you know that, "according to a recent Georgetown University poll, 9 in 10 Americans - including 83 percent of self-identified Republicans - support an expansion of the children’s health insurance program".
Did you know that George W. Bush vetoed such expansion on the grounds that government would succeed and that would be bad?
Paul Krugman tells you all you wanted to know about Bushian (conservative?) ideology but were afraid to ask:
An Immoral Philosophy
When the president Bush's policies produce more sick children at higher cost to the taxpayer and conflict with what the vast majority of Americans want, then how can the president Bush justify his actions to conservatives?
If there were credible republican support for these measures then they would sail through Congress and handily defeat a veto.
It must be, then, that republican lawmakers are more interested in crony-capitalism than cost control, payola schemes than federalist memes.
Where have traditional conservatives, by which I mean socially conscious and fiscally conservative voters, gone?