Here is a by-the-numbers examination of what the McCain-Palin agenda would mean for the people of Nevada.
— 490,000 people in Nevada, including around 260,000 women, with pre-existing conditions, currently covered by their employer, would find it particularly expensive or even impossible to get coverage under John McCain’s plan. [Source: CAPAF 1, 2]
— A Nevada couple making $60,000 a year will see their taxes go down by $200 by 2013 under John McCain’s health plan, but will see their taxes go up soon after. Nevada is only one of four states in which a $60,000 couple sees a slight tax break. [Source: CAPAF]
— The average Nevada worker has seen their real wages increase $1,385 since 2000. From 1992 to 1999 real median family income rose $5,800 across Western states. (Nevada-only data unavailable.) [Source: Census 1,2]
— Nevada taxpayers will spend $400 million on subsidies for big oil and gas companies under John McCain over the next five years. [Source: CAPAF]
— Nevada taxpayers are paying approximately $100 million a month for the war in Iraq. [CAPAF analysis of CACN]
— Since 2003, Nevada taxpayers have paid $6.7 billion for the Iraq war. [CAPAF analysis of CACN]