Raising taxes to fund a universal health care plan isn't political suicide, John Edwards said today.
"No, I think it's called telling the truth," the Democratic presidential contender said in Kansas City.
Edwards, who stopped here for just a few hours to raise campaign money at the Mission Hills home of a lawyer, Tom Jones, unveiled a national health-care plan this week.
One component of that plan: repealing the Bush tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans who earn more than $200,000 a year.
"What I believe is that we have a dysfunctional health care system," he told Buzz Blog in an interview. "We have to repair our health care system, make health care more efficient, more affordable to cover the 47 million people who don't have coverage.
"All those things aren't free."
More in Thursday's Star.
Posted by Steve Kraske