From the ANSWER Coalition:
The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on the Bush Administration’s request for an additional $82 billion to fund the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, perhaps as early as Tuesday, March 15, 2005. Every day the U.S. spends over $200 million of working peoples’ money to fund war and occupation in Iraq. 100,000 Iraqis have died. More than 1,500 U.S. soldiers have been killed and thousands more wounded. There should not be one more dime spent on Bush’s criminal wars, occupations and torture programs.
The A.N.S.W.E.R. coalition has set-up an easy to use way to send Congress a message of opposition. Use the link below to tell Congress to Vote No on the Supplemental Request.
$82 billion would:
1. Restore Bush’s proposed budget cuts for 150 federal social programs more than four times over.
2. Restore 48 education programs Bush proposes cutting, plus hire about 1.5 million teachers in our elementary schools.
3. Provide health care for than 14 million uninsured workers.
4. More than cover $60 billion in Medicaid spending that Bush wants to cut.
5. Provide housing vouchers for 14 million low income families.
The U.S. government has destroyed the lives of the people of Iraq. Opposing the $82 billion Supplemental Request is a way of speaking out against the continued occupation of Iraq. The people of Iraq deserve reparations – not more money used against them for death and conquest.