Harkin Statement on White House Stimulus Announcement

JANUARY 18TH, 2008 | ryan.alexander

Senator Tom Harkin released the following statement today in reaction to President Bush’s economic stimulus package:

“I am encouraged to see that the President agrees that we certainly need a stimulus package. Far too many families are struggling for us not to act. The President’s next steps are just as important as his speech today. I urge him to work with Congress to ensure that the final proposal funnels help to working families and creates jobs immediately. A significant part of the package should put Americans to work to repair our schools and rebuild our public facilities and infrastructure.”

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On January 25th, 2008 at 04:39 AM, jeff hummel wrote:

hello senator harkin:this is jeff i heard about stimulus plan this is another bandaid what the people need is fuel & natural gas prices lowered to affordable rates.Without fuel & heating costs at affordable rates people will not have money to buy anything.You also need to stop the bush adminstration on killing wolves in alaska & northen rockies and also to prevent him from trying to drill in the artic.

On January 25th, 2008 at 09:29 AM, Tom wrote:

I have a problem with giving money to people who do not pay taxs. This penalizes those who work and rewards those who don’t. This just emphasises the need to rework the welfare program. Why don’t we have a program where they earn money from some form of work. At least Hoover had the CCC.

On January 31st, 2008 at 08:40 AM, Randy Rhodes wrote:

I am concerned with an attempt by the Governor of Florida and a couple of senators from the SE to add wind coverage to the National Flood Program (already with an 18 billion dollar deficit), so that people who want to live by the ocean don’t have to pay the price for private insurance. Why in the world should the tax payers of Iowa have to help fund homeowners coverage for people who live on any coast in this country? Since HR 3355 passed the House there have been two bills submitted by Senators Dodd and Clinton. If you support either the Clinton bill or the Dodd bill please explain why this makes sense to any taxpayer in Iowa let alone anywhere else in a state that doesn’t border the ocean? Thank You for your time

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