Yes, this is the typical salary for the CEO of any health insurance company. No one is worth that much money, yet the health insurance industry uses the premiums that is collects to pay these exorbitant salaries and to pay for lobbyists to protect their interests. In the meantime, people that have insurance are denied care.
We need real reform with a public option, now, before another 44,000 Americans die in one year because they can’t afford health insurance. What the health insurance industry is doing to Americans is a crime.
(I just couldn’t keep myself from posting, again.)
“We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace: business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all of our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hatred for me and I welcome their hatred.”
“It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them.”
President Franklin Roosevelt, 1936
Sounds a lot like the Beck worshiping 912ers, teabaggers, birthers, deathers, and racists that are now controlled by the insurance industry. Yes, they are tools and fools for people that are making huge profits off of their backs.
Republicans… playing politics as usual. They only care about money and more money. Remember, they also want to privatize Social Security.
Rick Davis, McCain’s campaign advisor, was paid $30,000.00/week by Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae. So when McCain starts trashing Obama about being connected to someone he was introduced to once from Freddie Mac, he needs to turn around and look behind him because his top man, Rick Davis is a foremost lobbyist for the mortgage industry. This is why McCain will never regulate Wall Street and refuses to help out Main Street.
Senator John McCain’s campaign manager was paid more than $30,000 a month for five years as president of an advocacy group set up by the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to defend them against stricter regulations, current and former officials say.
Incensed by the advertisements, several current and former executives of the companies came forward to discuss the role that Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s campaign manager and longtime adviser, played in helping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac beat back regulatory challenges when he served as president of their advocacy group, the Homeownership Alliance, formed in the summer of 2000. Some who came forward were Democrats, but Republicans, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed their descriptions.
John McCain continues to lie in his ads. Whatever happened to the “Straight Talk Express”? It has become the express of liars. John McCain will say anything to further his political career. In my humble opinion, I think John McCain is still trying to live up to his father’s and grandfather’s expectations of him and that is why he has been so desperate in his race to be elected President. His career is first and our country is second to him.
In an interview with 60 Minutes, John McCain was asked if he thinks that Sarah Palin is ready to be president. McCain answered “yes” while shaking his head no. Body language speaks louder and more truthful than words and if McCain is shaking his head no while answering this question, then he really is saying that he is not convinced that Sarah Palin was the right choice.
Watch the heading shaking…
Just a reminder…. all this deregulation and union busting was started with Ronald Reagan, a Republican President and continued with George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. When Presidendent Clinton tried to veto a deregulation bill, his veto was overturned by the Republican controlled Congress. Yeah, I’m blaming the Republicans for this economic disaster with their voodoo, trickle down economics. It didn’t work in the 1920’s and it didn’t work this time around either. The Savings and Loan disaster happened during the Reagan years and the taxpayers had to bail out those failures.