Daily Archives: March 12, 2008

They’re Dying in the Streets Because of No Health Insurance. Or are They?

THE MEDIA SAY:

THE NUMBERS FROM THE CENSUS BUREAU SAY:
The usual suspects say that as many as 45 Americans (some say 45m) are uninsured in America. The Census Bureau stats say: Not So Fast Babalooie.

38% (17 mil) of uninsured live in homes making $50K or more
20% (9 mil) live in homes making $75K or more
40% (18 mil) 18-34 year olds who spend 4x’s as much as they would for insurance on cigarettes, alcohol, entertainment
31% (14 mil) are eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP but don’t sign up
18% (8 mil) are truly uninsured because they refuse to participate in society. They’re the homeless, alcoholics, societal drop outs.

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Support for War Makes a Come Back

from the politico:

American public support for the military effort in Iraq has reached a high point unseen since the summer of 2006, a development that promises to reshape the political landscape.

According to late February polling conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 53 percent of Americans — a slim majority — now believe “the U.S. will ultimately succeed in achieving its goals” in Iraq. That figure is up from 42 percent in September 2007.

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USS RANGER AND SAVE THE VETERAN’S MEMORIAL COLISEUM

Rally at the Coliseum on Sunday to save at least the “memorial” part of the Coliseum–which is a memorial to VETERANS.
Senator Daniel Inouye, D.Hawaii, will be the featured speaker at the event. It starts at 3pm, Sunday at the Coliseum.
Don’t forget the ongoing attempts to bring the USS Ranger to the Port of Portland. Get your details at WWW.USSRANGERCV61.ORG

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WW Picks Up on Plan to Switch Parties for May 20th Primary

Here’s the mention in the Murmurs section (found here):

»Switch and bait? Local conservative talk-radio host Victoria Taft is urging Oregon Republican voters to switch parties and vote for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in the state’s May 20 presidential primary. Taft’s website, victoriataft.com, urges Republicans to become a “Dummocrat for a Day” to keep the race going so long that it hurts the eventual Democratic nominee. “I just want this to keep going on and on,” Taft tells Murmurs. “This is a wonderful meltdown.” Scott Moore, spokesman for the Oregon Secretary of State’s office, says switching is perfectly legal: “We don’t at any time ask them for their reasons,” Moore says. “Nor can we peek into their hearts to know if they are genuine.”

I think it’s apropos that former Mercury bad boy, Scott Moore, is Bill Bradbury’s spokesman now (and has been for a few months).

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

WW Picks Up on Plan to Switch Parties for May 20th Primary

Here’s the mention in the Murmurs section (found here):

»Switch and bait? Local conservative talk-radio host Victoria Taft is urging Oregon Republican voters to switch parties and vote for U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) in the state’s May 20 presidential primary. Taft’s website, victoriataft.com, urges Republicans to become a “Dummocrat for a Day” to keep the race going so long that it hurts the eventual Democratic nominee. “I just want this to keep going on and on,” Taft tells Murmurs. “This is a wonderful meltdown.” Scott Moore, spokesman for the Oregon Secretary of State’s office, says switching is perfectly legal: “We don’t at any time ask them for their reasons,” Moore says. “Nor can we peek into their hearts to know if they are genuine.”

I think it’s apropos that former Mercury bad boy, Scott Moore, is Bill Bradbury’s spokesman now (and has been for a few months).

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com