We need to let the Ohio Republicans know that we remember the years that they were in control of voting. Because of the Ohio GOP and Kenneth Blackwell, we have suffered through 8 years of the worst President ever.
You can help in a number of ways:
.....a correspondent directs me to John McCain’s article, Better Health Care at Lower Cost for Every American, in the Sept./Oct. issue of Contingencies, the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries. Here’s what McCain has to say about the wonders of market-based health reform:
Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.
So McCain, who now poses as the scourge of Wall Street, was praising financial deregulation like 10 seconds ago — and promising that if we marketize health care, it will perform as well as the financial industry!
McCain suggests we deregulate health care. This would mean that health insurance companies would charge whatever they wish, and cover whatever they damn well please. This sounds like another idea from McCain that would just create more chaos. I'd like to know if this deregulation of health care was one of his ideas or if it came from one of his campaign staff/lobbyists.
After hearing McCain this week change his mind three times about a Wall Street bailout, I think McCain is having some major problems. I'll leave it at that.
"But the one thing I do know is this: we can’t steer ourselves out of this crisis if we’re heading in the same disastrous direction," Obama said. '''We can’t steer ourselves out of this crisis using the same old map, we can’t steer ourselves out of the crisis if the new driver is getting directions from the old driver, and that’s what this election is all about."
**** John McCain is AGAINST equal pay for women.
Here is the Obama ad about equal pay for women (You Tube):
Why does McCain treat women like second class citizens??? McCain is against women making their own reproductive choices and against women having equal pay. John McCain is such a 14th century man.
...Wayne Berman: American Council of Life Insurers, AIG, Americhoice, Shinsei Bank, Blackstone, Carlyle Group, Broidy Capital Management, Credit Suisse Securities, Highstar Capital, VISA, Ameriquest Mortgage, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Fitch Ratings
Charlie Black: JP Morgan, Washington Mutual Bank, Freddie Mac, Mortgage Bankers Association of America, National Association of Mortgage Brokers....
...Mark Buse: Freddie Mac, Goldman Sachs, Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Nicholas Calio: Citigroup, Managed Fund Association, Fannie Mae, Merrill Lynch, The Investment Company Institute, TIAA-CRE, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association...
....Samuel Geduldig: American Bankers Association, American Institute of CPAs, America Gains, Berkshire Hathaway, Consumer Bankers Association, Ernst & Young, Financial Services Roundtable, Investment Company Institute, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Financial, Sovereign Investment Council, Fidelity Investments, FMR Corp....
....Phil Gramm: UBS Americas...
....Susan Molinari: Freddie Mac, American Land Title Association, Association of Consumer Credit Unions, Beacon Capital Partners, College Loan Corp, Coventry First, E-Trade, Financial Services Roundtable, Rent-A-Center...
...Aquiles Suarez: Fannie Mae
Don Sundquist: Freddie Mac, The Hartford
Peter Terpeluk: JP Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young, Prudential...
Isn't it amazing? McCain and his buddies are against the regulation of these financial institutions and they have ties to the firms. McCain says he puts the country first. Really? Can we really afford a McCain administration?
....In early 1995, after Republicans had taken control of Congress, Mr. McCain promoted a moratorium on federal regulations of all kinds. He was quoted as saying that excessive regulations were “destroying the American family, the American dream” and voters “want these regulations stopped.” The moratorium measure was unsuccessful.
“I’m always for less regulation,” he told The Wall Street Journal last March, “but I am aware of the view that there is a need for government oversight” in situations like the subprime lending crisis, the problem that has cascaded through Wall Street this year. He concluded, “but I am fundamentally a deregulator.”
Later that month, he gave a speech on the housing crisis in which he called for less regulation, saying, “Our financial market approach should include encouraging increased capital in financial institutions by removing regulatory, accounting and tax impediments to raising capital.”
(^above also posted at Daily Kos ^)
>>>Think Progress has more about McCain's ignorance about the economy:
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) demonstrated again today that he was telling the truth about not knowing much about the economy. For a man concerned about protecting the average American from Wall Street greed, he seemed not to know who plays what role.
If John McCain is elected, we will never be able to retire.
....McCain not only opposed Biden's legislation, but also has voted against funding it as recently as October 2007.
McCain voted against final passage of Biden's legislation. He had supported an earlier version, but on the question of actually making the legislation the law of the land, McCain joined 35 conservative Republicans (and 2 Democrats) and said "no" to ensuring that all women had access to rape exams free of charge....
Seriously, is there something wrong with John McCain? Why would he vote against providing free rape kits to women who've been sexually assaulted? Does he have no respect for women? His lack of caring and understanding makes me really question his decency and honor.
>> It looks like the McCain-Palin campaign are still playing fast and loose with the truth. (LINK)
>> Is John McCain trying to protect pedophiles with his recent attack on Barack Obama? (LINK)
>> Did you catch the Palin interview? I thought she was very pathetic. Looks like Karl Rove will have to do more tutoring. I hope someone asks her about the 29 million dollar deficit she left her small town.
>> If you saw Barack Obama on the Service Forum broadcast, you'd have the same opinion as I do today. Obama is clearly ready and able to take over the duties of the President. I thought he was awesome. On the other hand, McCain looked like a tired, little old man who continued to use the same words and phrases over and over again.
The alleged transgressions involve 13 Interior Department employees in Denver and Washington. Their alleged improprieties include rigging contracts, working part-time as private oil consultants, and having sexual relationships with - and accepting golf and ski trips and dinners from - oil company employees, according to three reports released Wednesday by the Interior Department's inspector general.
The investigations reveal a "culture of substance abuse and promiscuity" by a small group of individuals "wholly lacking in acceptance of or adherence to government ethical standards," wrote Inspector General Earl E. Devaney.....The Bush Administration has had so many scandals:
.....Women deserve a president who understands their health care needs. The record is clear: Barack Obama does and John McCain does not. Barack Obama has worked for affordable family planning, for comprehensive sex education and for a woman's right to choose. He will be a president who supports women's health and rights one hundred percent. He's the change America needs.
And John McCain? He'll be more of the same. He's spent 25 years working against the health care needs of women. John McCain has voted against women's health care 125 times. You can look it up: he voted against real sex education, against affordable family planning and, if elected, John McCain has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade.
John McCain believes that judges, politicians and bureaucrats know better than women themselves what's best for their health. Just two weeks ago, John McCain said he didn't know if insurance companies should cover birth control. Well, let me remind you senator, you voted against it twice....
Why does John McCain continue to vote against women's issues?
* If you live in Ohio, volunteers are needed to help Sen. Barack Obama. Visit HERE to find a location near you.
* There is an interesting website called McCainvsIowa which shows how McCain has voted against issues important to Iowa. However, the information is applicable to every state. For example, here are some quotes from McCain about the Farm Bill, which he did not support:
"I would veto that bill, and all others like it that serve only the cause of special interests and corporate welfare." Senator John McCain, May 19, 2008, on the 2008 Farm Bill
"We've got to set some priorities in Washington and that means saying, 'No,' sometimes. Saying, 'No!' sometimes! That's what you have to do! And I might point out that Senator Obama supported the Farm Bill. So, and I didn't. And I won't." WATCH THE VIDEO
"If I were the president, I would veto that farm bill in a New. York. Minute." WATCH THE VIDEO
August 22, 2008
August 15, 2008
Campaigning in eastern Ohio, Obama noted that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis had said the election would be decided largely on voters' perceptions of the candidates' personalities. "This election is not about issues," Davis told the Washington Post this week. "This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates."
Obama mentioned Davis' comment three times during a one-hour appearance at an outdoor forum on economic issues facing women. He used it to accuse speakers at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., of avoiding talk about job losses, home foreclosures and other issues....* What have you done today to help send Barack Obama to the White House?
....Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, considers Palin "extremely responsive and smart" and says she is in charge when it comes to in-state services, such as emergencies and natural disasters where the National Guard is the first responder.
But, in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, he said he and Palin play no role in national defense activities, even when they involve the Alaska National Guard. The entire operation is under federal control, and the governor is not briefed on situations....
Obama will cut income taxes by $1,000 for working families to offset the payroll tax they pay.