"Too Much Texas Influence" in Iowa

James Berge of Kensett, Iowa writes to the Globe-Gazette that his representative in Congress, Tom Latham, has chosen to vote for the good of Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his state of Texas, rather than for the good of the people he serves in Iowa.

"CAFTA will help corporate agriculture, not the farmer/producer. The Energy Bill will make us 14 percent more dependent on foreign oil by 2010, and gives $1.5 billion to Halliburton, and Sugarland, Texas, (in Delay's district). The Bankruptcy Bill that makes it harder for the working man to file, but not corporations (90 percent of bankruptcies are from medical bills, loss of a job and divorce.)," Berge writes.