Bartlet : Today for the first time in history, the largest group of Americans living in poverty are children. One in five children live in the most abject, dangerous, hopeless, backbreaking, gut-wrenching poverty any of us could ever imagine. One in five and they're children! If fidelity to freedom and democracy is the code to our civic religion then, surely, the code of our humanity is faithful service to that unwritten commandment that says we should give our children better than we, ourselves, received. Let me put it this way, I voted against the bill because I didn't want to make it harder for people to buy milk. I stopped some money from flowing into your pocket. If that angers you, if you resent me, I completely respect that. But if you expect anything different from the President of the United States, then you should vote for someone else.