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Obama gets his S-CHIP Trojan Horse, first tax hike of 2009: “The first step” Updated

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By Michelle Malkin  •  February 4, 2009 04:56 PM

As expected, the House today gave final approval to the S-CHIP government health care expansion funded with a massive tax hike on smokers. President Obama is set to sign the bill amid great “progressive” fanfare. The kiddie human shield strategy strikes again.

The roll call vote is up here. The vote was 290-135.

I’ve broken down the list of Republicans who supported this universal health care Trojan Horse. Take note:

Austria
Bono Mack
Buchanan
Cao
Capito
Castle
Dent
Diaz-Balart, L.
Diaz-Balart, M.
Ehlers
Emerson
Frelinghuysen
Gerlach
King (NY)
Kirk
Lance
LaTourette
Lee (NY)
LoBiondo
McCotter
McHugh
Miller (MI)
Moran (KS)
Murphy, Tim
Paulsen
Petri
Platts
Rehberg
Reichert
Rogers (AL)
Ros-Lehtinen
Simpson
Smith (NJ)
Thompson (PA)
Tiberi
Turner
Upton
Wolf
Young (AK)
Young (FL)

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Take heed: President Obama said at the signing that this is just the “first step.”

For once, a moment of pure ideological candor.

Also: Obama’s praise for the provision loosening of eligibility for legal immigrants and their children (a “first step” toward allowing illegal aliens to partake of the bounty) garnered the most applause from the audience and members of Congress.

Rep. Steve King’s statement in opposition to the S-CHIP expansion says it all:

(Hat tip: Ian Schwartz at RCP)

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