Don Paulson of Muscatine regularly shares his thoughts with the world and then shares them with us. His letters are usually so good I ask his permission to post them on occasion on these pages. Here is his most recent:
Who couldn’t have seen that coming? On Wednesday, October 30, Republican U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (and Iowa’s other Republican U.S. Senator Charles Grassley) voted to allow the insurance industry to sell “junk” insurance plans.
These plans would allow the insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions- that’s around 1.3 million Iowans.
Republicans have tried to get rid of Obamacare more than 70 times. (Newsweek, 7/29/17, Chris Riotta, “GOP Aims to Kill Obamacare Yet Again After Failing 70 Times”)
Joni Ernst has voted with Trump 91.9% of the time. (538.com)
Iowans can do better. We need to vote Joni Ernst out of office next November.
Thank you for your time.
Letters to the editor (LTTEs) will be yet another valuable tool in our tool box that we will use to change the direction of this state and this country. Letters written by local citizens and posted in local newspapers will often have a greater impact than highly produced commercial from big advertising companies.
So sharpen those minds and get those keyboards ready. Check with local papers for their specific rules and then put your thoughts in an email to let them know that Iowa has good, thoughtful, concerned Democrats that are willing to speak up.