Category Archives: Branstad

Hubbell Promises To Restore Medicaid. Thank You!

  As many have read we have been navigating the health care system with an elderly relative for the past couple of months. What we have found has been very problematic. You can find my most recent post on this … Continue reading

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Dismantling Healthcare In The US

As I wrote last week we have been deeply involved in the health care system as an elderly relative seems to be entering the latter stages of life.  What a goddamned mess. It is so hard to believe that Americans … Continue reading

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Health Care, Health Care, Health Care!

We spent most of the holiday in the emergency room with an elderly relative. For those who have been in a similar situation you know that you will have a lot of time on your hands while waiting for test … Continue reading

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Pro Sports, Corporate Welfare And Iowa’s Deal With Apple

Joel Osteen’s church in Houston, Texas – A monument to corporate welfare. Dave Zirin is a sports writer of a different breed. While other sports writers are in the mold of hero worshipers who seem to feel that sports exists … Continue reading

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Reynolds-Branstad Have Been Disastrous for Iowa

{Four people who could easily do a better job than Reynolds. Unfortunately, Todd Prichard has dropped out already.} Cutting Long-term care Ombudsman visits to nursing homes just the latest in a long string of bad decisions. In an editorial in … Continue reading

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Branstad, Reynolds, Hogg And Jobs

Remember the bogus numbers the Branstad administration would put out monthly on job creation? Branstad had set a goal of 200.000 jobs in 5 years which was a very lofty goal. Knowing that that would be one number that his … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Closing Four Clinics In Iowa

The religious crazies that inhabit the Iowa legislature have reached part of their goal – they have caused some closings in Iowa of what they view as the mortal enemy of their God – Planned Parenthood. While they are no … Continue reading

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Branstad Should Feel At Home In China

Much of what he’s worked for is already in place in China. Unions have no power and are only there as a show to the outside world that yes, China has unions. Wages are low, hours long, workplace safety at … Continue reading

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A Sad Anniversary Today

One Year Ago Terry Branstad Unilaterally Privatized Iowa’s Medicaid Administration. It Has Been A Disaster. One year ago today – April 1, 2016, Governor Terry Branstad completed his goal of handing huge amounts of taxpayer money over to private business … Continue reading

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Branstad’s Legacy

Looks like Governor-For-Life Terry Branstad will soon be leaving us on that slow boat to China. Who cares how he gets there as long as he leaves. As he begins to leave we can look back briefly on what shape … Continue reading

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