September 2, 2014
Nevada Senator Harry Reid says Democrats will not compromise on a children's health program President Bush vetoed.
The Senate majority leader and other congressional Democrats are calling the president insulting and detached from reality as a result of the latest veto.
Reid says Bush has really hurt children with what he called the president's "macho pen."
In his words, "This is man who is out of touch with reality."
Bush vetoed a bill earlier this week that would have added $35 billion, over five years, to the State Children's Health Insurance Program. Bush has proposed a $5 billion increase in the program, which targets children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to buy health coverage.