Beltway Happenings
Oct. 25, 2005--Gov. Tom Vilsack hosted a Democratic Leadership Council forum on "Progressive Solutions to the National Budget Crisis."  Reflecting on meetings he has had with people who have family members serving in Iraq, Vilsack said he believes Americans share a willingness to make some sacrifices and our national leadership should speak to that.  "What sacrifices have I been asked to make for this country recently," he asked.  Vilsack also said it is "morally wrong" to achieve Katrina relief through Medicaid cuts.  "I think it's incumbent upon Democrats in particular not just simply to criticize what is being proposed but also to lay out a more progressive and appropriate approach that supports the values of America and Americans," Vilsack stated. Vilsack became chair of the DLC on July 15, 2005.
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