Tuesday, June 17, 2008

La Riva/Puryear campaign makes demands on behalf of Iowans

In light of the recent flooding in Iowa, the Gloria La Riva/Eugene Puryear campaign has issued a statement calling for generous government financing for disaster relief and condemning DC’s current spending priorities:

When big investment banks were in trouble because of the housing crisis, the government gave them $200 billion literally overnight. That is 200 times more than the estimated losses from the flooding in Iowa. We demand that similar action be taken for the working people and farmers in Iowa.

Yesterday, the Bush administration and Congress spent $430 million to occupy Iraq. Today, another $430 million will be spent—and it will continue until the war is stopped. The U.S. government and its private corporate allies have limitless resources, equipment and people, but only the tiniest fraction will be directed to help Iowans.

The full statement and list of demands can be found here.

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