January 01, 2007

John Edwards


From AP: Edwards pushing universal health care.

Democratic presidential contender John Edwards says it is more important to invest in universal health care and lifting people out of poverty than to reduce the budget deficit.

The 2004 vice presidential nominee said in an interview broadcast Sunday said "there is a tension" between the two directions, but he has made his choice.

"If I were choosing now between which is more important, I think the investments are more important," he said on ABC's "This Week."

Edwards' proposal, which includes tax cuts and a million housing vouchers for the poor, may place him at odds with Democrats in charge of the congressional spending committees.

I'm hoping the negative reaction to this idea is even stronger than it was when Hillary tried it in the '90s.

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Posted by Forkum at January 1, 2007 07:57 PM