[HCCN] Fwd: perhaps nation building should begin at home

Judith Robbins judy at robbinsandrobbins.com
Tue Dec 1 20:45:49 EST 2009



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> From: Judith Robbins <JUDY at ROBBINSandROBBINS.com>
> Date: December 1, 2009 7:10:10 PM EST
> To: Judith Robbins <judy at robbinsandrobbins.com>
> Subject: fw: perhaps nation building should begin at home
>
>
> Thank you to Joanne Steenberg for sending this announcement from  
> Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
>
>
>
> Congressman Kucinich Addresses Escalation in Afghanistan
>
> Dear Friends,
>
> Tonight the President will announce an escalation of the war in  
> Afghanistan. An additional 30,000 troops will bring the United  
> States' total in Afghanistan to 100,000. Tomorrow I will offer an  
> analysis of the President's plan.
>
> The community I represent in Cleveland, Ohio, is suffering from  
> massive unemployment, record home foreclosures, and small business  
> failures. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their  
> homes, their savings, their investments, and their retirement  
> security. The middle class is gravely threatened. What is happening  
> in Cleveland is occurring nationwide. Yet, Wall Street received  
> over $13 trillion in bailouts, with untold millions for high  
> salaries and bonuses, while Main Street loses its power through  
> unemployment, reduced wages and benefits and little or no access to  
> credit or investment capital. There is something fundamentally  
> wrong with our economy which borrowing more money to spend on war  
> cannot and will not cure. Perhaps nation building should begin at  
> home.
>
> An escalation of the war in Afghanistan at a time of such economic  
> dislocation and hardship raises questions about America's  
> priorities and whether or not we are losing our way as we attempt  
> to stride aside the globe as some Colossus. Tomorrow we will begin  
> anew the discussion.
>
> Thank you.
>

>

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