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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:07 PM
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Gephardt Links Economy, Free Trade
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt said Sunday the loss of American jobs overseas and the lack of health insurance coverage for millions of Americans are moral problems, not just economic ones.

The former House minority leader and Democratic presidential hopeful from Missouri said he would eliminate President Bush's tax cuts and spend the money instead on his plan to guarantee health coverage to all Americans.

That would boost the economy and create more health care jobs -- jobs that could not be exported to China, he told several dozen people attending house parties in Manchester and Derry on Sunday.

"It is immoral to have people without health insurance," he said.

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http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-nh-gep...
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:10 PM
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1. I fully agree with Gephardt on this (n/t)
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PinkTiger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:36 PM
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2. I agree also, but think his health plan needs revision.
I looked at both his ideas and Dean's ideas, and think instead of either one, we should compromise. And if either of them get elected, I'm sure a compromise is what will occur.

For more on either's health plans, click on the link to their websites:

http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=...

http://www.dickgephardt2004.com/main/issues.html#health
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hedgetrimmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 10:47 PM
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3. WOW! Gephardt comes out swinging!
~SNIP~

Asked whether he thinks civil liberties have eroded since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Gephardt said attempts to label dissenters "unpatriotic" are "the most dangerous thing that could go on in this country."

"This cuts at the heart of the meaning of the country," he said. "If we give up all our freedoms to protect our freedoms, there's nothing to protect."

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not bad....

good for solidarity....

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