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CA: Angelides promises health care for all children if elected
Associated Press via Contra Costa Times ^ | 11 June 2006 | Greg Risling

Posted on 06/11/2006 2:26:04 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

Angelides promises health care for all children if elected

Schwarzenegger camp says enrollment, spending are up for Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs

By Greg Risling
ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides on Friday promised to provide health care for all of California's children if elected by closing corporate tax loopholes and tax breaks given to those who earn more than $500,000.

Standing with a group of parents and their children outside a health center in East Los Angeles, Angelides gave brief details about his plan, which he believes would provide health care insurance for children, reduce college tuition and help fund public education.

Angelides, the state treasurer, estimates California would have to roll back about $5 billion in corporate tax loopholes and tax breaks for those earning more than a half-million dollars.

"I'm going to protect working families, I'm going to stand up for them and I'm going to make corporations and multimillionaires pay their fair share," Angelides said.

Health care reform is shaping up to be a key campaign platform leading up to November's election. Angelides and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week indicated it would be one of their top priorities if elected.

On Wednesday, Schwarzenegger called for a summit to develop a new health care system that would provide assistance for all Californians. Schwarzenegger has previously opposed a universal health care system but said he may make 2007 "the year of health care" if he remains governor.

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: angelides; calgov2006; california; electiongovernor; freestuff; governor; healthcare; healthyfamilies; medical; schwarzenegger; socializedmedicine; universalhealthcare

Phil Angelides
1 posted on 06/11/2006 2:26:08 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture

How's he gonna pay for it? What's he gonna cut? We don't want higher taxes.


2 posted on 06/11/2006 2:28:11 PM PDT by CAWats (And I will make no distinction between terrorists and the democrats.)
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We're screwed.


3 posted on 06/11/2006 2:29:29 PM PDT by SRU308
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To: CAWats

He says he's going to cut all tax incentives Arnold installed for business and wealthy people. LOL


4 posted on 06/11/2006 2:29:58 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Liberal charitable acts consist of stealing conservatives' tax dollars and spending the money on liberal causes.
5 posted on 06/11/2006 2:30:30 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: SRU308

You mean with either one of them.....Ahnald wants to make it the "Year of Health Care"? Oh boy, are we screwed!


6 posted on 06/11/2006 2:32:26 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I guess he wrote that position before meathead's plan went down in flames.


7 posted on 06/11/2006 2:34:29 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (John Spencer: Fighting to save America from Hillary Clinton..)
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To: SRU308

There is already a bill in the California Senate for universal healthcare, it would even outlaw private insurance. I forget who sponsored it. These politicians are going to push California to the brink and then over the edge.
We have 1 more yr and we are gone.....hope that's not too late.


8 posted on 06/11/2006 2:35:19 PM PDT by sheana
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To: CounterCounterCulture

There's no such thing as a "corporate" tax. The corporation will simply pass this expense on to the consumer, so, in reality, it's really a consumer tax.


9 posted on 06/11/2006 2:37:31 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: CounterCounterCulture
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10 posted on 06/11/2006 2:40:30 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Children are a Blessing Abortion is slapping God in the Face !)
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To: indianrightwinger

Why limit it to just children? (Yes! We are so screwed! WASS)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/06/08/politics/p000407D12.DTL&type=politics

Seizing on a Democratic issue, Schwarzenegger also said he ordered his staff to convene a "summit" of hospitals, insurers, employers and unions to craft a new health care system that would cover every California resident and to which all would contribute. If re-elected, Schwarzenegger said he may make next year "the year of health care," though he stopped short of endorsing a universal health care system he has previously opposed.


11 posted on 06/11/2006 2:41:29 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
Ah mang, you photochopped my photochop. ;-)


12 posted on 06/11/2006 2:42:31 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (It's fun spending OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY!!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
""I'm going to protect working families, I'm going to stand up for them and I'm going to make corporations and multimillionaires pay their fair share," Angelides said."

By nominating this liberal nut-ball the RATS guaranteed that Arnold will get a 2nd term.

Even the RATS in California are smart enough to know this moonbat would run all the businesses out of state and bankrupt it.

Must be only the far left loonies voted in the RAT primary?
13 posted on 06/11/2006 2:44:00 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals get up every morning and eat a big box of STUPID for breakfast)
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To: sheana

Don't be so doom and gloomy. I live in Santa Monica, a city that once outlawed private property. I seriously doubt the legality of outlawing private insurance. And it isn't like California suddenly shifted left, it's been like this since before Reagan left Sacramento.

Phil is a buffoon and will do worse than Westly would have.


14 posted on 06/11/2006 2:44:12 PM PDT by mgstarr
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To: calcowgirl

Universal health care makes me sick to my stomach.


15 posted on 06/11/2006 2:44:55 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (It's fun spending OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY!!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

They either have insurance through school, parents or medicade.

Why do they need anything different paid for by taxpayers of CA?


16 posted on 06/11/2006 2:44:57 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

LOL

Oh, greaaaat idea.


17 posted on 06/11/2006 2:45:06 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: sheana

Wait till CA hits bankruptcy and levees a tax (known as a disloyalty tax) on all state residents who sell their homes in order to move and transfers their bank accounts to other states. I think some of these libs may enact a law that says you can leave with only $ 10,000 in cash and the rest must be turned over to the state treasury. Police officers supported by leftwing demonstrators (mob) will surround your house to insure compliance. They will spit on you and curse you in Spanish as your family and you walk to your car after you paid the officer at the door. That is my vision of CA in 2050.


18 posted on 06/11/2006 2:46:14 PM PDT by Fee (`+Great powers never let minor allies dictate who, where and when they must fight.)
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To: Bobkk47

Doncha know that "Corporate Tax" and "Corporate Tax Loopholes" resonate well with the mostly ill informed and illiterate DUmmy voters?

:-)


19 posted on 06/11/2006 2:47:31 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: indianrightwinger

Yep, you're screwed. And you know what will happen, don't you? As the entitlements rise and so do the taxes, the productive citizens will abandon the state, freeing up the room for more welfare-seekers and illegals. The state will have to keep paying more and more for public aid, while collecting less and less in revenue. Eventually, there will be a collapse. And what happens then? The state demands that Washington bail it out. And Washington... complies. 54 electoral votes, remember. Damn it.


20 posted on 06/11/2006 2:48:18 PM PDT by Politicalities (http://www.politicalities.com)
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To: Fee

It may be sooner if either Phil or Ahnald keep going down their paths. The stupid 250 Billion infrastructure bond, and now the *year of health care*.......


21 posted on 06/11/2006 2:50:33 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: mgstarr

http://democrats.sen.ca.gov/templates/SDCTemplate.asp?a=5091&z=120&cp=NewsArticle&pg=article&fpg=sennews&sln=Kuehl&sdn=23


22 posted on 06/11/2006 2:51:10 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Politicalities

That is the scariest and saddest scenario. Even if we run away to a sane state, our wallets may not be safe.

Hey, may be we become red China refugees </s> :-))))


23 posted on 06/11/2006 2:54:09 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: SRU308

IMO, Angelides is a flaming Liberal who will destroy what's left of the State of California. Combine him with the California Assembly of losers (Liberal Democrats) and it's toilet bowl time for CA!


24 posted on 06/11/2006 2:56:04 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: CAWats

Its the same age old liberal mantra. Show people you care by playing Robin Hood (ie robbing the "rich" and squandering their money). In the end when nothing gets done despite upto the hilt taxes, blame the rich for not paying their "fare share". And then tax them some more..


25 posted on 06/11/2006 3:14:42 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Phil just picked up a couple hundred Mexican votes but lost several thousand voters that might have voted for him otherwise. Typical Liberal, talk themselves right out of an election.


26 posted on 06/11/2006 3:16:47 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: Politicalities
And Washington... complies. 54 electoral votes

Only if the Democrats are in power, which I don't see happening in the next 150 years.

27 posted on 06/11/2006 3:18:11 PM PDT by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: CounterCounterCulture

"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it's free!"

P.J. O'Rourke


28 posted on 06/11/2006 3:18:24 PM PDT by Disambiguator (I'm not paranoid, just pragmatic.)
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To: Fee

We won't be here by then, we will already be gone. ;)


29 posted on 06/11/2006 3:18:52 PM PDT by sheana
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To: CounterCounterCulture
What a pandering fool !

Visions of Meathead v2.0

.....it's for da chillren !

30 posted on 06/11/2006 3:19:01 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: CounterCounterCulture

What about me? Why don't I get health care also? Why only the children? Why don't I get free health care too?

That's it. I'm not voting for him.


31 posted on 06/11/2006 3:19:35 PM PDT by BJungNan
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To: sheana
Did you see who was one of State Senator Sheila Kuehl's advisor's? None other than Fatso Michael Moore.
These idiot's aren't going to be satisfied until they've driven every last business out of California and there's no citizen's left except those on welfare.


I know Soros finances Angelides, Westly, Feinstein, Boxer and Pelosi, so it wouldn't surprise me to find out all the rest are on the SOB's payroll too.

32 posted on 06/11/2006 3:23:43 PM PDT by AmeriBrit (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION, IT INCLUDES TERRORIST SLEEPER CELLS!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

More taxes?Looks like anyone with money is gonna be getting out of Ca if this guy is elected.Same for businesses.


33 posted on 06/11/2006 3:36:26 PM PDT by Thombo2
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Free Healthcare for All!

This guy is unbelievably stupid. Here's the counter sound-bite:

"He'll put your kids on MediCal."

That'll go over like a lead brick.

34 posted on 06/11/2006 3:38:41 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power who are REALLY stupid.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
No matter what you might think of Arnold, Angelides is a hundred times worse.If Angelides wins your taxes will most certainly go up. Arnold is the only thing standing between us and the lefty looniies in the state legislature.
35 posted on 06/11/2006 3:46:10 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Liberals will turn the Golden State to Tinfoil State if the looney Californians dont wake up soon. Hats off to you true blue Reaganites out there in La La Land.


36 posted on 06/11/2006 4:06:12 PM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: indianrightwinger

"The stupid 250 Billion infrastructure bond, and now the *year of health care*......."

Don't forget the $6 bil. for embryonic stem cell research.
(Note that it's the adult stem cells that show the most promise. Dims peeing your $$ away.)


37 posted on 06/11/2006 4:08:51 PM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: sheana
Between Sheila Kuehl in the CA Senate, Waxman in the US House, not to mention Feinstein and Boxer, I'm quite "blessed" (said sarcastically) by representatives. They can propose whatever they like, they can even pass it, still doesn't mean they can actually do it.

I've seen a heck of a lot worse than this and am not the least bit concerned. Perhaps I just have a longer perspective. That said, I'm always vigilant.
38 posted on 06/11/2006 4:24:25 PM PDT by mgstarr
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Ahnuld is so happy he could bench press his Hummer!

Yaasss, you dummocraht! Yah, you guys want zzzosiacializzation of Kauliforniah. Hahahahaha! Free diss and freeh dat. I am going to be elected by twonty points!

39 posted on 06/11/2006 4:28:55 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Politicalities
54 electoral votes, remember.

Not forever. Those electoral votes are based on population. At the rate CA is going, it could wind up more sparsely populated than Wyoming. :-)

40 posted on 06/11/2006 4:35:39 PM PDT by speekinout
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To: CounterCounterCulture

That should pretty well bankrupt the state. Why not put in some more restrictions on power plants and electric lines so Californians can sweat in the dark as their jobs leave the state.


41 posted on 06/11/2006 4:55:14 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Raise taxes on the rich and homelessness, crime and despair will disappear tomorrow and California will become a nirvana. He's kidding, right? People are actually so stupid as to believe he can give all their children free health care if the rich are taxed out of existence? Sure and there's the San Andreas Fault Big One I'd like to sell you.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

42 posted on 06/11/2006 5:52:52 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Beagle8U
The Democratic base in CA are hard core leftist activists and the public employee unions. Government is their livelihood and they've had it good. They've been able to block reform for decades. But at some point down the road, no question the piper will have to be paid. And then the ride will stop.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

43 posted on 06/11/2006 5:56:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
I understand that the Calif. Rat base is very left, but not everyone in Calif. is that far left.

Some of the more moderate RATS will crossover and vote Arnold if they get to afraid of this moonbat.

IMHO
44 posted on 06/11/2006 6:39:33 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Liberals get up every morning and eat a big box of STUPID for breakfast)
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To: HarmlessLovableFuzzball
Only if the Democrats are in power, which I don't see happening in the next 150 years.

I wish I had your confidence, both in the Democrats remaining out of power, and the Republicans resisting the urge to toss federal money at a failing California.

45 posted on 06/11/2006 8:08:50 PM PDT by Politicalities (http://www.politicalities.com)
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To: tflabo

Yes, that was a ballot measure Ahnald supported. Just shows how stupid people can be when it comes to junk science.


46 posted on 06/11/2006 8:46:47 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Free healthcare for Mexico's children....to go along with their free breakfast, lunch and schooling.


47 posted on 06/12/2006 6:46:14 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Fee

There already is a tax if you sell your house and leave CA with the $$$.


48 posted on 06/12/2006 6:47:53 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: CounterCounterCulture

That amounts to age discrimination. Free health care for the young but not the old? Typical socialist bullsh$t. Liberals love to give away everything that they don't own.


49 posted on 06/12/2006 6:47:53 PM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

If all conservatives leave the state of CA, then democrats will be left to canabalize themselves. This could be held up as model for what the rest of the country can expect if liberals regain power.


50 posted on 06/12/2006 6:50:30 PM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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