Campaign 2010

Feb 12, 2009

Why Does Steve King Need To Be Reminded Of His Responsibilities To The People Of Iowa’s 5th District

Why Does Steve King Need To Be Reminded Of His Responsibilities To The People Of Iowa's 5th District?

King Claims His "Most Important Job Right Now" Is The Iowa Republican Party


As Republican Steve King (IA-05) contemplates a gubernatorial run in 2010, he seems to have forgotten his responsibilities to the people of Iowa's 5th Congressional District.  During a taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" on Monday, Congressman King said "his most important job now is to work to reunify the Republican Party in the state."  Since when is reunifying a broken political party the priority of hardworking families in western Iowa, and how exactly does this help them during these difficult economic times?


"Times are tough, as Iowa families continue to lose their jobs and parents worry about putting food on the table, it is inexcusable for Congressman Steve King to ignore the needs and priorities of his constituents so he can advance his political career," said Gabby Adler, the Midwestern Regional Press Secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.  "Steve King's job in these difficult economic times is to put aside partisan politics to help create jobs, spur economic growth, and protect the people he represents.  If Congressman King doesn't like his job, he can always go back to King Construction if his company can survive the recession affecting so many others."


Congressman Steve King just doesn't get it.  While he focuses on his political career more than 2.6 million Americans have lost their jobs, the stock market has plummeted wiping out nearly $7 trillion stock market wealth and endangering thousands of investors' nest eggs, and one in 10 homeowners was delinquent on mortgage payments or is in foreclosure this fall.  Currently, there are 77,100 Iowans looking for work to seemingly no avail.


Congressman Steve King continues to ‘just say no' to passing a responsible recovery package that would immediately jump-start the economy, create jobs, and help struggling families and communities.  Instead, King professes partisan ideals and pushes for failed economic policies, including a suspension of the capital gains tax.