Saturday, March 1, 2008

CNN Article

I have just read an article on CNN about black delegates getting pressure to support Obama so that he can become the first African American President. I find this a bit troubling that if Senator Obama becomes the nominee and potentially the next the next president it could mainly be due to the color of his skin more than his qualifications. The Democratic race has solely become about race and gender instead of issues and qualifications. Lets get back to the issues.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Health Care

Today an Obama spokesperson released the following statement: "And [Hillary Clinton] herself has said that under the Clinton health care plan, she would consider "going after the wages" of Americans who don't purchase health insurance, whether they can afford it or not.

This is false and misleading. Hillary has never said she would make Americans purchase health insurance they can't afford -- The Obama campaign is taking her words out of context in an effort to mislead voters and the press.

First, Hillary's plan contains more generous subsidies than the Obama plan. As a result, independent experts -- including Emory University's Ken Thorpe -- have concluded that, under Hillary's plan, everyone would be able to afford coverage.

Second, Hillary has consistently said she would consider a range of ideas to ensure everyone was covered, including automatically enrolling people who use hospitals and other government services, and working with employers to enroll uninsured employees and go after a small portion of their wages to cover the cost of healthcare. This is similar to the withholding structure that many employees use for their 401(k)s.

Third, while criticizing Senator Clinton, Senator Obama himself has said he would fine parents to enforce his mandate on kids and would fine sick people if they don’t get health care coverage until their sick.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

people wake up

People wake up before it's too late. People from Ohio and Texas can save this country from completely going down the tubes by voting for Hillary. If Obama wins the nomination and goes on to win the general election, with his experience or I should say lack of, this country will continue it's downhill spiral. One man can not change the way Washington works, remember Jimmy Carter, he had great ideas and plans for the American people but was cut off at the knees. Jimmy Carter will not be remembered for his presidency as much as his humanitarian efforts after he was out of the White House. Hillary has been there and knows how it works and I think she will know how to get it done.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Hillary in New Orleans

I think it is a good move on Hillary's part to attend The Black State of the Union Conference in New Orleans but I am wondering why Sen. Obama has opted out. I can only assume since primary in La where he won by 21% is over he no longer sees these people as important and is moving on.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Purpose and Intent

Welcome, I put this blog up to initiate discussions on the election issues. Please no offensive or abusive language, I know we all get a little passionate when we are debating politics. I look forward to lively discussions on the most exciting election in years.