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Blagojevich Rallies for Healthcare Despite House Vote

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Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich continued his push for affordable healthcare and his tax plan on Thursday.

That’s despite the fact that no one in the Illinois House voted “yes” for his tax plan earlier that day.

Blagojevich addressed hundreds of union workers and healthcare advocates at a rally outside the Thompson Center in Chicago.

BLAGOJEVICH: We are engaged in a great fight. But this fight is the civil rights issue of the 21st Century. And I’m sick and tired of hearing politicians pointing fingers at Washington when things aren’t getting done at the state level.

Blagojevich called on the activists at the rally to help him convince legislators to vote for his affordable healthcare proposal.

He says a tax on sales by corporations should be used to fund his plan.

The governor says he doesn’t want to increase income or sales taxes because that would force average people to foot the bill.

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