Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hillary: Small Business & Health Care

Hillary has been stumping hard with two main messages: relief for small business and the middle class -and- health care for all Americans. A tired message actually. What presidential wanna-be hasn't used these issues? The think is, most politicians have not failed on these promises before they even get their party's nomination:

Small Business:

"...word is getting around that Clinton’s campaign does not promptly pay those who labor to make her events look good, said an employee of the event production company Forty Two of Youngstown, Ohio.

…The Clinton campaign paid the company $16,500 to set up a stage, press riser, sound system and backdrops at a Youngstown high school last month for a raucous union rally, where an aggressive Clinton stump speech drew thunderous applause. But the Clinton campaign has yet to pay Forty Two for two other February events, and the employee said the campaign has stopped returning phone calls, e-mails and didn’t respond to a certified letter..." (source)

Health Care:

"Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out.

Clinton, who is being pressured to end her campaign against Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination, has made her plan for universal health care a centerpiece of her agenda." (source)

Maybe this experience will actually show her how hard it is for small business owners to provide health care for employees and to pay all your expenses with limited funds coming in --then maybe she really will understand the plight of the oft overlooked (in action not words) middle class.

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