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Why is it we have finite resources for health care but unlimited money for war?

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Washington D.C. (November 6, 2009) -- Following a statement on the Floor of the House of Representative, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement:

"Why is it we have finite resources for health care but unlimited money for war?

"The inequities in our economy are piling up: trillions for war, trillions for Wall Street and tens of billions for the insurance companies. Banks and other corporations are sitting on piles of cash of taxpayer's money while firing workers, cutting pay and denying small businesses money to survive.

"People are losing their homes, their jobs, their health, their investments, their retirement security; yet there is unlimited money for war, Wall Street and insurance companies, but very little money for jobs on Main Street.

"Unlimited money to blow up things in Iraq and Afghanistan, and relatively little money to build things in the US.

"The Administration may soon bring to Congress a request for an additional $50 billion for war. I can tell you that a Democratic version of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is no more acceptable than a Republican version of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


"Trillions for war and Wall Street, billions for insurance companies... When we were promised change, we weren't thinking that we give a dollar and get back two cents."

 

Dennis Kucinich is former US Congressman and two-time presidential candidate from Ohio who served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Visit his website at  KucinichAction

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Marilyn Waring, author of If Women Counted and Cou... by Amy Fried, Ph.D. on Friday, Nov 6, 2009 at 9:17:03 PM
The absurdity and immorality of the nation's polic... by Don Smith on Friday, Nov 6, 2009 at 9:45:34 PM
I think the bailout issue is a bit more contested ... by Dick Thomson on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:33:36 AM
When it comes ot spending tax payers money - there... by Karine Aguilar on Sunday, Nov 8, 2009 at 4:01:24 PM
You know why. You know who owns your colleagues. Y... by richard on Friday, Nov 6, 2009 at 10:35:25 PM
Aside from Depression Era and Civil Rights reforms... by Jason Paz on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 12:17:25 AM
with tons of gratitude to Mr. Kucinich and his tir... by Ernest on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 1:21:53 AM
Wikipedia's article about Obama's mother Ann Dunha... by Don Smith on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 10:09:31 AM
Obama admitted it himself to the Los Angeles Times... by Ernest on Sunday, Nov 8, 2009 at 7:53:54 AM
Taliban, Caliban- where are my Ray-Bans? Americans... by gone on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 1:23:12 AM
"Our high schools and universities, and our genera... by Dick Thomson on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:35:17 AM
I am quite sure that Mr Kucinich feels very lonely... by Hayesml47 on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:31:47 AM
One less shuttle launch. A couple less "pork" rind... by boomerang on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 10:33:35 AM
I like the table, you could replace "Conservatives... by August Adams on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 12:02:27 PM
You're correct that many Dems act like conservativ... by Don Smith on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 12:56:42 PM
Bravo! I salute to the courageous speech by Rep. K... by Nathan Nahm on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 12:09:22 PM
What we need is some national honesty about the an... by Roger on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 1:17:16 PM
Dennis, er, thatis, to the Honorable Dennis Kucini... by martinweiss on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 5:46:41 PM
Why is it we have finite resources for health care... by TomK on Saturday, Nov 7, 2009 at 9:14:57 PM
I see this atrocious misallocation of resources, t... by Perry Logan on Sunday, Nov 8, 2009 at 6:10:22 AM
Trickle-down economics was invented to separate th... by TomK on Sunday, Nov 8, 2009 at 1:10:30 PM
So they passed HR3962. Yes, that was small change ... by Bia Winter on Sunday, Nov 8, 2009 at 2:17:05 PM
no difference between right and left or Dems and R... by Ernest on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 1:07:54 AM
I think Dennis Kucinich is proof that's not true. ... by Bia Winter on Monday, Nov 9, 2009 at 8:41:19 AM