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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:49 AM
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Anna Burger Tells Governor Palin to Stand Behind Her Words and Support Affordable Healthcare For All

This is from my friend Michael Whitney at SEIU.


Yowzer, need another reason for McCain to keep Sarah Palin from being interviewed? Today - talking to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt - Palin credited "good union jobs" for why her family had health insurance.

Unfortunately for Palin, John McCain opposes the Employee Free Choice Act, which would make it easier for people to get "good union jobs" and the health insurance they provide.

ThinkProgress has more: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/01/palin-union / , and Jonathan Martin does too: http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0908/Palin...

Anna Burger's statement is below, in which she calls for McCain-Palin to release a healthcare plan that covers families the way Palin's was covered.

http://www.seiu.org/2008/10/anna-burger-tells-governor-...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Published October 1, 2008 1:52 PM
SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger responds to Governor Palin's comments on conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt's show crediting "good union jobs" for her healthcare and saying her own family had to choose between "paying out of pocket for catastrophic coverage or just crossing our fingers, hoping that nobody would get hurt, nobody would get sick."

"Working families haven't heard a single solution from Governor Palin or Senator McCain to protect those good union jobs or win healthcare for the millions of Americans who still have to cross their fingers and hope their families don't get sick because they can't afford healthcare.

"In fact, John McCain wants to dismantle the employer-based healthcare that Governor Palin and her family benefited from altogether and force families to buy expensive coverage on their own.

"20 million additional American's could lose their coverage under McCain. And his $5,000 tax credit would do little to help families pay for coverage that averages $12,000 a year.

"Our families need to hear more than nostalgia and stories--Governor Palin should stand behind her words and tell her running mate to release a healthcare plan that provides affordable healthcare to all Americans."



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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-02-08 12:52 AM
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1. She's so fucked up that she doesn't know what she's saying, much less
stand behind any of it.
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