Monday, January 26, 2009

For those who saw Governor Blagojevich on Larry King..

Lets cover some of the 'statements' of our governor.

Seniors ride public transportation for free:

A state mandate without funding to local transit districts for that, also you only ride free within your transit district. So if you live in Springfield you don't get to ride the CTA for free.

Healthcare payments:

Don't even know where to start with this one, the state is way behind on payments to providers. Owing some hospitals and nursing home operators millions of dollars. It's easy to add people to health care programs, it harder to figure out how to pay for it.


Drug Importation:

During the entire time the state drug importation program has been running (years) only 5,000 people or so have taken part, FYI the state has spent a ton of money promoting this program.


There is a ton more, but just remember kids....

He can call witnesses. Also he could call everyone and their brother to say 'He didn't try to sell the senate seat to me' but what does that really mean.

1 comment:

Marie said...

I would say the State has spent of ton of money promoting Blagojevich creation of the plan, rather than the plan itself.

Quoting:

The Canadian supplier of low-cost drugs to Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s much-hyped but illegal drug-import program has dropped out, bemoaning the state’s lip service to its promotion.

Pegasus Health Services Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, said Monday that it had filled on Dec. 31 its last prescription for I-SaveRx, a lower-cost prescription drug program that helped get Blagojevich impeached even as he continued to trumpet it as an effort to help people.

More: http://www.sj-r.com/homepage/x716055455/Supplier-drops-Illinois-drug-import-plan