Internet browsers weigh in - $150,000 on wardrobe could have been spent on
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
-- 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
-- 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
-- I'd buy healthcare coverage for a month for, yikes, just 10 or 11
-- I would by 15000 warm winter jackets for the homeless at about 10
-- 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
-- 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
-- Pay for the experimental cancer treatment that would help my daughter
-- 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
|SOURCE California Nurses Association|National Nurses OrganizingCommittee|
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