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Date:10/31/2008

Internet browsers weigh in - $150,000 on wardrobe could have been spent on

healthcare, housing

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 62,000 viewers have viewed the http://www.DressLikePalin.com website this week, scores offering their views on other uses that could have been made for the $150,000 the Republican National Committee famously spent on the wardrobe for Gov. Sarah Palin.

The internet game sponsored by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, presents its suggestions on alternatives to the spending spree for what CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro calls the real Marxist in the Presidential race -- "the Neiman Marxist adorned in that fetching $150,000 wardrobe,"

The same $150,000 could buy 15,000 nurses scrubs, for example. The $22,800 the RNC spent on makeup alone would pay for 224 mammograms, 651 flu shots, or provide a supply of cholesterol lower Lipitor for one person for nearly 14 years.

Those viewing the internet game are invited to present their own opinions on how the $150,000 could have been better spent. Among the comments:

-- I would make a donation to my local university's scholarship fund.

-- I would buy my mother a new home for which she very much needs.

-- Shelter for thousands of homeless across the country.

-- A college education for my daughter.

-- I would pay off my credit card, save for 2 kids to go to college, give

some to charity, and whatever is left, stuff in my mattress.

-- I could get married....

-- Food for the food bank for 5 years...

-- A house or perhaps donate to a transplant hospital. My husband needs a

kidney and I don't think he will get one with Medicare only!

-- Health care for families where the parent(s) work at WalMart.

-- I would be able to pay off my house and half of my student loans, which

cause me to live pay check to pay check.

-- A modest home and property where my husband and I could retire.

-- 150,000 would make a really great computer lab in the local public

school or library.

-- I'd start a foundation for at-risk high school students.

-- A house and I would pay for health insurance for myself & daughters

since I am currently self employed and do not have

insurance...partially because I worry if I ever used it they would

cancel it anyway.

-- Dr. visits for as many as possible!

-- I'd give it all to the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a food bank.

-- I would buy back my neighbor's house who lost it to foreclosure due to

predatory lending.

-- I would give the $150,000 to the Mother, Child, and Adolescent HIV

program for which I work. That money could keep a child on medication

for 12.5 years. Most of our families live on less than $10,000 per

year!

-- I'd buy healthcare coverage for a month for, yikes, just 10 or 11

families ...

-- I would by 15000 warm winter jackets for the homeless at about 10

dollars each.

-- A nice school outfit for a foster child with a very limited budget.

-- Dental care for myself and all my other self-employed, self-insured

workers.

-- I would pay off medical bills. One from a thoractomy from two years ago

for me, one also from two years ago and my son was uninsured because he

had a "pre-existing condition" from when he was born nine years ago.

Someone decided since I was induced due to toxemia that he was

premature. Now I have to pay $5,000 for his broken arm because someone

decided it was bad that he needed speech therapy at 3 yrs old, he was

"premature" at 8 1/2 months and takes Ritalin...

-- Textbooks for inner city children.

-- Membership in Environmental organizations opposed to Drilling in the

Alaskan natural Wildlife Preserve.

-- Five full time case workers at our local domestic violence program, for

a year, with benefits.

-- Food for refugees in Darfur.

-- My husband just had to close his business after 22 years of hard

work--I would have used the money to help him keep his business or to

help my two sons finish college. I also would have my husband use the

time off to get his bachelor's degree. He went to trade school and was

a successful business owner (like Joe the plumber) until "W" got hold

of this country and ruined it. It is too bad Sarah is not a nurse-we

all could think of millions of humanitarian ways to spend that kind of

money.

-- Pay for the experimental cancer treatment that would help my daughter

live longer.

-- Her boots cost almost as much as my rent! Good thing I get food Stamps!

-- I would donate it to the children's cancer community my non-profit that

helps families with a child with cancer.

-- Body armor for ALL our troops overseas.

-- The Lobbyist Lunch Special for Two at Jack Abramoff's favorite

restaurant.


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