[Vilsack says FEMA has asked Iowa for a list of the kind of permanent and temporary housing that's available for hurricane victims.] Nobody wants to sleep on a cot for six months. Nobody wants to sleep in a place where there are 15,000 other people, ... To the extent that states can provide better detailed information about the housing opportunities, that may be persuasive to a lot of families.
People don't understand rural America. Sixteen percent of our population is rural, but 40 percent of our military is rural. I don't believe that's because of a lack of opportunity in rural America. I believe that's because if you grow up in rural America, you know you can't just keep taking from the land. You've got to give something back.
Somewhere between 50 to 60 percent of the food you eat has been touched by immigrant hands, and it is fair to say some of them are not here as they should be here. But if you didn't have these folks, you would be spending a lot more - three, four or five times more - for food, or we would have to import food and have all the food security risks.