Updated: June 10, 2009 added transcript
June 09, 2009
June 09, 2009 C-SPAN
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Kucinich on Supplemental: “Cash for Clunkers and Bunkers”
Washington, June 9, 2009
Congressman Dennis Kucinich D-OH today made the following statement against the war supplemental on the House floor:
“It is good that our Administration is reaching out to the Muslim world. It is bad to spend another $100 billion to keep wars going which will kill innocent Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
“It is good that we try to create an incentive for people to buy efficient cars. It is bad that the car vouchers will not be expressly for the purchase of cars made in America. It is even worse that we tie such an incentive to a war funding bill. Cash for clunkers and bunkers in the same bill!
“Cash for more war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Cash to help China sell its cars to Americans.
“Meanwhile, back in the U.S. of A., factories and auto dealers are closing, people are losing their businesses, their jobs, their homes, their health care, their investments, their retirement security.
“Who are these people who keep coming up with these innovative ideas to keep wars going and to move jobs out of America? Who are these people?”