The fact that it was actually a bill expanding health care coverage for underprivileged children is apparently not headline-worthy. Interestingly, the meat of the bill is buried toward the end of the article, including the part where Tom rips the decision to include the tax increase ...What happened to truth and decency while I was gone?
Tom voted for S-CHIP because it's the right thing to do. By voting for the bill, which originally did not include the tobacco tax, he was not only honoring a campaign promise, but expanding health coverage to 55,000 Virginia kids. (emphasis mine)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Franklin News Post distorts Perriello vote
Good catch by 220South. The Franklin News Post, reporting on Rep. Perriello's vote for S-CHIP, had this misleading headline: Perriello Votes to Double Cigarette Tax. Saith 220South: