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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 2:33:05 to 2:38:00
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Dennis J. Kucinich

2:33:01 to 2:33:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: their success in afghanistan. our troops deserve support and this resolution deserves to be soundly defeated. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlen yields back. who seeks recognition? t gentleman from ohio. mr. kucinich: i yield my -- i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields himself such

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:33:05 to 2:38:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis J. Kucinich

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:33:22 to 2:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: time as he may consume. mr. kucinich: one of the things that really doesn't often get discussion here on this floor with respect to a war is the specifics about how it affects people back home. because i co from cleveland, i want to share with you some

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:34:05 to 2:34:28( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: homes. now, i don't think that even the most powerful camera would be able to pick up the red dots across our metropolitan area that represents foreclosures. but you get an idea that we have a desperate need, not only in cleveland but across the

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:34:29 to 2:34:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: country, for help to keep people in their homes. yet more and more our priorities are to spend money, not just on these wars, but to increase the pentagon budget. i would like to point out that just with respect to the amount of money that is being spent

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:34:50 to 2:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: allocated by congressional district, this is the national priorities project i'm quoting, that includes the fiscal 2010 budget they point out that taxpayers in the 10th congressional district, that i represent, will pay $591.9 million for total afghanistan war spending, counting the

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:35:13 to 2:35:33( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: spending since 2001. and they go on to say, here's what that money could have been spent for instead. it could have been used to provide 209,800 people with health care for one year. or it could have been used to provide 13,404 public safety

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:35:34 to 2:35:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: officers for one year. or 9,063 music and arts teachers f one year. or 68,299 scholarships for university students for one year. or it could have been spent for 106,658 students receiving pell

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:35:58 to 2:36:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: grants, of $5,500. or it could have spent t provide affordable housing units. could have been spent for providing 355,296 children with health care for one year or head start places for children

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:36:20 to 2:36:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: for one year or 9,443 elementary school teachers for one year, or 2,662 homes with electricity for a year. we spent money on war we spent money expanding the budget for military spending, we may say, well we're making things safer at home, but there's evidence

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:36:42 to 2:37:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: to suggest that the shift in allocation in funds and the shift for spending toward wars which are off budget for quite a while have put our coutry for in a position where we're not able to meet our needs. when you look at, this is from the friends committee on national legislation, they ask,

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:37:04 to 2:37:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: for each dollar of federal income tax paid in 2009, the government spent about for pentagon spending for current and past wars, 27 cents supporting the economy, which is the recovery and think the bailouts, 17 cents for health care, 11 cents responding to

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:37:26 to 2:37:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: poverty, 9 cents for general government, of that, seven cents for interest on the public debt. 2 cents for energy, science, and environment, and a penny of the federal dollar for diplomacy, development, and war prevention.

Dennis J. Kucinich

2:37:54 to 2:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: . defense spending, this just

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