Flushing money down a toilet may sound like a figurative statement, but according to State Rep. Kitty Rhoades, $25.9 million worth of prescription narcotic drugs are flushed down the toilet at nursing homes and hospice care facilities in Wisconsin each year. That's because the U.S.
Third District Congressman Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, was in Hudson Thursday, July 6, and, like most Democrats, is unhappy with the war in Iraq. Unlike some Democrats, however, he is not in favor of setting dates for withdrawal. "I don't believe setting dates is in our own best interest," Kind said. Kind, who has been to Iraq three times, said he has talked numerous times with the leaders on the ground. "Setting dates creates three problems," Kind said.
Unlike some of his fellow-Democrats, 3rd District Congressman Ron Kind does not endorse the immediate withdrawal of American troops in Iraq. At the monthly meeting of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Nov. 30 at the Hudson Golf Club, Kind said American troops have to remain in Iraq and get the job done. He does not, however, suggest that troops remain in Iraq forever. "Our troops are doing a great job," Kind said.