Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why do we have unlimited funds for war, but nothing for home needs?

Good Question Congressman Kucinich! Until Americans stop paying for war, we will get wars and more wars, while Haliburtion & Cheney and friends take more and more taxpayer money.

Jesus said blessed are the peacemakers, not the warmongers. President Obama, end these wars. We are literally driving our soldiers crazy. Even the Army doctors trained to keep them sane during an interminable war cannot keep soldiers mentally healthy (cf. Fort Hood tragedy). Start spending money on what we need, not on what the bastards making billions off war want.

I took this picture in Bethel, AK, a community disproportionately hit by calling up men and women to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. So many poorer communities in the USA give a disproportionate number of men and women to military service, while the rich cheer them on and give them respect while refusing to join in the cause. The poor and middle class provide the soldiers while immoral Wall Street bankers and investors get rich.

Bruce Springsteen is right when he sings on the Seeger Seessions.
"If you love this land of the free, bring'em home, bring'em home.
"It will make the politicians sad I know..., they want to tangle with their foe.
"They want to test their grand theories, with the blood of you and me...
"We'll give no more brave young lives... for the gleam in someone's eyes...."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yApAg0hl490

Peace - Rick
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 6, 2009
10:41 AM

CONTACT: Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Nathan White (202)225-5871

Kucinich: Why Is It We Have Finite Resources for Health Care but Unlimited Money for War?

WASHINGTON - November 6 - 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."

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