Thursday, July 29, 2004

List of Kerry Convention Speech Promises

A list of promises and pledges in John Kerry's Thursday night speech:

* Recruit allies to help rebuild Iraq.

* Add 40,000 active duty troops, including a doubling of special forces to fight terrorism.

* Immediately implement the recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission to improve America's security.

* Will not privatize Social Security or cut benefits.

* Create incentives to revitalize manufacturing and invest in job-creating technology and innovation.

* Eliminate tax incentives that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas and reward companies that keep and create jobs in the United States.

* Enforce protections for American workers in trade agreements.

* Cut the deficit in half in four years.

* Cut middle-class taxes and reduce the tax burden on small businesses.

* Repeal Bush's tax cuts for people making more than $200,000 a year.

* Institute an education plan that sets high standards, provides for smaller class sizes and demands accountability from parents, teachers, and schools.

* Give a tax credit for college tuition.

* Save families up to $1,000 on health care premiums by cracking down on waste and abuse in the system; ensure patients can chose their own doctors; allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors; and allow Americans to buy less expensive prescription drugs from other countries.

* Invest in vehicles that run on alternative fuels and other energy-saving technology.


HELP IS ON THE WAY!

16 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

* Save families up to $1,000 on health care premiums by cracking down on waste and abuse in the system; ensure patients can chose their own doctors; allow Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices for seniors; and allow Americans to buy less expensive prescription drugs from other countries.

I say prove it!

1:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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1:30 AM  
Blogger Zanne said...

Help! I need to let Senators Kerry and Edwards (hopefully soon to be President and Vice President) that $1,000 per year for insurance premium relief is not going to help solve this problem. With premiums of $500 and $600 per month for employer based family coverage and $200 to $300 for private coverage (that is if you are NOT SICK because insurance companies will not privately insure people who are sick, or who they expect to get sick sometime in the future) how's a measly $1,000 going to help. If you can't afford $500 a month for insurance coverage, I doubt that $417 (1,000 divided by 12 = $83 --- 500 - 83 = $417) will be much help.

I have asked for your help with letting them know about this because I can't find a place to email my concerns to either one of them and I think they should re-think making it sound like this is such a great thing. Solve the problem by telling the insurance industry that if they are going to insure anyone in the United States they will have to insure everyone regardless of their health. As far as the obscene premium charges, my only suggestion is one that I seriously doubt will fly in this country (greedy and mean-spirited as some of our citizens seem to be these days) and that would be - everyone's insured; no one goes without health care. You know, kinda like every other developed country (and some not so developed) on this planet!


posted by Zanne | 11:47 AM | 0 comments

7:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out the Move On spot that contrast Edwards vision of hope versus Cheney's fearmongering.

http://www.moveonpac.org/edwards.html

7:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we need in healthcare, is a complete overhaul. Universal care was mentioned, and is needed. One CEO of an insurance company makes somewhere around a million dollars a year, plus benefits. If you took the top twenty employees off all insurance employee payrolls, insurance premiums would be affordable to everyone. The only way that is going to happen is with universal healthcare. Find out what the CEO in your Insurance Company makes, and do the math yourself.

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see freedom of speach is not very popular here. If you say and they don't like they remove it. Kerry must have ordered this directly as no self-repecting administrator would take it upon themselves to make such a freedom restricting move.

My guess is this comment won't be here much longer either. Those that see will see and then see its gone will know this site for what it is... a fraud.

10:13 PM  
Blogger Ron Chusid said...

The benefits from Kerry's plans are far more than $1000 savings. The $1000 savings is based upon the savings from the federal government assuming part of the cost of catastrophic care. Other portions of Kerry's plans could also save individuals additional money. Kerry's plans will also provide incentives for employers to provide additional coverage.

For additional information see http://doctorsforkerry.com

11:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a joke. I have wrote many comments on this site. I am a bush supporter. I have not cussed or been out of line. Simply spoke what I believe. All of my comments have been removed. Talk about media and brainwashing. I guess the liberal administrator of the site picks what he wants you to read.

12:46 AM  
Blogger TheRadicalModerate said...

RE: Healthcare: I am sad to say I don't know/ didn't know what was meant by this 'premium relief'. Does this mean we would be able to take 1000$ off our taxable income? Is this only beyond the 7.5% of income or right off the bat?

On a completely different matter:
I am part of an (admittedly) small group of independents and undecideds that have created a site to help us sift through the rhetoric coming from both camps. If you want to help out your candidate please visit
http://radicalmod.blogspot.com/
BTW, I know its crazy, but if you talk to any Bush supporters please pass it along.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.BannerHealth.com has a poll on their home page regarding Bush or Kerry and their health plans. Right now it is overwhelmingly Bush so if you want to change the tide might want to check it out!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Steve H - USA said...

Here is a petition to have John "Hanoi" Kerry tried for treason. Everyone should sign. His supporters should be unafraid of the outcome. His detractors will get their day in court.
http://patriotpetitions.us/kerry/

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Im voting for Kerry, but we have to stop this stuff of needing more allies in Iraq from the UN. We are the UN. Without the US nothing meaningful happens in the UN. IN the first Gulf War we watch French Troops refuse to advance against enemy fire. NO American troop with more than 15 years credit wants French Troops on their flank. We should finish the job with ppeople we can count on: British, Aussies

1:40 PM  
Blogger paultunes said...

first off i'm voting for Kerry. i think every election is a referendum on the incumbents. if folks are better off than they were 4 years ago Bush is gonna win . if folks don't feel they are as well off he's gonna lose. i believe Bush is in the same position Gray Davis was in CA. and the same result will occur. puleez! can we knock off the hyperbole though? i'm voting against Bush because i believe a lot of his policies are wrong and his positions in error. he's not Satan's lap dog or the worst leader who walks the earth. com'on! the other side should quit it too. they come off as shrill, desperate cheapshot artists. you don't like Kerry's ideas then hammer em' with logic not slander . oh for the old days when a man like Eugene Debs who was imprisoned under the "liberal" Wilson was freed by Warren G. Harding! Harding disagreed with Deb's politics but recognized him as a man of integrity and character and had him come to the White House so he could meet him. they called it civility . werd

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Truth Shall Set You Free.............
Check some of your Heinz products. "Sen. John
Kerry keeps talking about U.S. corporations leaving
this country and setting up shop in foreign
countries, taking thousands of jobs with them.
He is right, because that has happened.
However, he is trying to blame George W. Bush. As far as I
know, Bush has not moved one factory out of this
country because he is not the owner of a single
factory. That cannot be said about Kerry and his
wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry. According to the Wall Street
Journal, the Kerry's own 32 factories in Europe and
18 in Asia and the Pacific.
In addition, their company, the Heinz Company,
leases four factories in Europe and four in Asia.
Also, they own 27 factories in North America, some of
which are in Mexico and the Caribbean. 80% of Heinz
products are made overseas. I wonder how many
hundreds of American workers lost their jobs when
these plants relocated in foreign countries. I also
wonder if the workers in Mexico and Asia are paid the
same wages and benefits as workers in the United
States. Of course they're not. However, Kerry demands
that other companies that relocate should pay the same
benefits they did in the U.S. Why does he not demand
this of the Heinz Company, since he is married to the
owner? If Kerry is elected, will he and his wife close
all those foreign factories and bring all those jobs
back to America? Of course they won't. They're making
millions off that cheap labor.
Thank you and make your vote count....

4:46 PM  
Blogger Starzfan said...

RE: Eliminating tax incentives that encourage companies to ship jobs overseas and reward companies that keep and create jobs in the United States.- I think people should consider why jobs are moving overseas in the first place...and it's not about taxes. Jobs are moving overseas due to unions that continue to raise the salarys of people that are way overpaid in relation to their ocupations. If my company was forced to employ uneducated, lazy and incompetent workers at doctors wages...I'd send my business overseas as well.

4:08 PM  

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