Monday, March 16, 2009

Better than Stephanopoulos w/Larry Summers: Berkowitz w/ IL Guv candidate Doug Whitley on cutting healthcare, education and pension costs.

Doug Whitley [2010 Republican Primary Candidate for Illinois Governor]:… I want it fully reimbursed, I want to pay in a timely manner and I only want to pay for programs we can afford… that means we have to go back and re-evaluate every [State] program that’s currently being offered to see if any of them can be scaled back to match what we can reasonably afford.

Jeff Berkowitz: So…John Tillman, Chairman and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute said [on this show], [currently,] in Illinois people can have family incomes four times [400% of] the poverty level …about $80,000 for a family of four—[and still get Medicaid, Tillman] wants it to be more like 100%, more like $20,000 for a family of four

Doug Whitley: Right.

Jeff Berkowitz: In other words, if your income is above $20,000 [for a family of four], no Medicaid for you, you have to figure out how to do it [on your own]. Would you go along with Mr. Tillman on that, assuming I got his position right.

Doug Whitley: Yes, I would.
The "Public Affairs," show featuring Doug Whitley, a likely candidate for Governor in the 2010 Republican Primary, airs tonight in its regular cable scheduled slots throughout the City of Chicago at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21(CANTV, aka Chicago Access Network TV) and in Aurora and surrounding areas at 7:30 pm on ACTV-10. The Aurora station, ACTV-10, aka Aurora Community Television, Comcast Cable Ch. 10, reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.
You can also watch the show with gubernatorial candidate Whitley on your computer.
For more about Whitley and the topics discussed on tonight's show, please go here.

The "Public Affairs," show featuring Doug Whitley will also air throughout the City of Rockford (and in surrounding areas) this Thursday night, March 19 at 8:00 pm on Cable Ch. 17. The surrounding areas reached by Ch. 17 include Byron, Cedarville, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Mount Morris, New Milford, Portions of Ogle County, Oregon, Polo, Stillman Valley, Winnebago, Portions of Boone County and Poplar Grove.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at *************************************************************
"Public Affairs," is a weekly political interview show airing in Chicago on CANTV, in the Chicago metro area, Aurora and Rockford on Comcast and also often on the Illinois Channel. You can watch the shows, including archived shows going back to 2005, here.

Recently posted shows on the Public Affairs YouTube page include the fastest five minutes on the web- a New York Times video about Obama-Berkowitz, a show with IL 5th CD Dem nominee--Cook County Cmsr. Mike Quigley (who is now extremely likely to win the
April general election to decide who replaces Cong. Rahm Emanuel), the second fastest five minutes on the web- a segment of Bill O'Reilly with Berkowitz discussing a clip of Obama from 2002 on Blagojevich and many more shows. And, see here for very recent postings on our Youtube page.