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Ron Paul Receives Most Military Donations

Arlington, Virginia — The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Republican presidential contender Ron Paul has received more campaign contributions from current and past military personnel than any other candidate. The Chronicle’s financial record analysis indicates that the Texan congressman has received $63,440 in donations from military affiliates in January through September.

Following Paul is Democrat Barack Obama, who, like Dr. Paul, is critical of the war in Iraq, and has received $53,968 in military contributions.Congressman Paul is no stranger to military support. Former president Ronald Reagan once said “Ron Paul is one of the outstanding leaders fighting for a stronger national defense. As a former Air Force officer, he knows well the needs of our armed forces, and he always puts them first. We need to keep him fighting for our country!” Dr. Paul ron-paul-button.jpgserved as an Air Force flight surgeon in the 1960s, and one third of his military financial support comes from the Air Force.

Another third of his military contributions come from the Army, and a quarter stem from the Navy; the rest come from the Marines and other military branches.“Dr. Paul has the soundest position in the war in Iraq, and that is reflected in his overwhelming military support,” said Paul campaign spokesman Jesse Benton. “His military experience, patriotism, and sound analysis of the war resonate strongly with other military personnel who believe in his message of freedom, peace, and prosperity.” The Houston Chronicle released their report this morning.

COMMENT: How does a man who pledges to not just immediately bring troops back from Iraq but from every single overseas base resonate with our military men and women? Do they understand our constitution better than the rest of us perhaps or are they being naive? Ron Paul – whackjob or America’s saviour?

 

 

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Freeptard | , , , | 1 Comment

Bush Endangers Children

www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-oped1021pageoct21,1,630313.column

Commentary

Snatch victory from kids’ health bill defeat

Clarence Page
October 21, 2007
WASHINGTON

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Some folks don’t believe government-run health care will work — even when it already is working.

Way back in the 1990s, then-Louisiana Sen. John Breaux was accosted in an airport by an elderly woman who pleaded, “Senator, don’t you dare let the government get its hands on my Medicare!”

To paraphrase Rick from “Casablanca,” she was misinformed.

Nevertheless, Breaux, always the gentleman, replied congenially, “Don’t worry, madam, I won’t.”

That’s a small illustration of how successful conservatives and the health insurance industry have been at demonizing anything that sounds like “government-run health care.”

How did President Bush hold off attempts by the Democrat-run House to override his veto of a popular children’s health-insurance bill? He called it a foot in the door to “government-run health care.”

He says that like it’s a bad thing. In fact, as the Breaux anecdote illustrates, the public has been very supportive of Medicare for the elderly, Medicaid for the poor and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, for children whose family income is too high for Medicaid but too low to afford private coverage. Nevertheless, the president and his allies are reduced to reminding people that, “Pssst, it’s government health care so you’re supposed to be afraid of it.”

Weigh in folks – George Bush; bully or realist?

October 21, 2007 Posted by | Freeptard | , , , | 2 Comments