Monday, October 23, 2006

Cargill Says Self Motivation is Key to Improved Health

Lance Cargill, R-Harrah, says that the way to improve the overall health of Oklahomans is "self- motivation with regard to physical activity" in other words, "just jog y'all." Not surprising that he would ignore more traditional and proven strategies to address this issue like research, preventive care and expanded physical and nutrition education in public schools. He somehow confuses his own personal access to and use of walking trails in Harrah with availability of childhood immunizations and access to affordable health care. But that's his Republican way, "me, myself and I" and "I got mine you get yours" which is almost as bad as believing Mary Fallin's line that a lot of those 46 million uninsured Americans choose not to have health insurance.

For more on Cargill and his Democratic challenger Abe Warren check out "On the Ballot 2006" published by the Citizens Policy Center. While you're at it, read about Cargill's involvement in the Hiett Pay to Play scandal exposed by the Oklahoma Gazette earlier this year. And for really good reading, review his ethics reports. (You'll have to type in his name.) Why would someone whose opponent has spent less than $1,000 spend close to $300,000? What's really going on here?

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