Category Archives: Budget

Ernst And Grassley Vote To Cut Medicare And Medicaid

As part of the budget bill passed late Thursday night by the senate Medicare will be cut by a massive $500 billion over the next ten years and Medicaid will be cut by an even more massive $1 Trillion over … Continue reading

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The Reynolds Budget Crisis Isn’t Going Away

picture credit: Iowa Starting Line From the Iowa Democratic Party Five years ago, our state had a budget surplus of nearly $1 billion dollars, but due to massive special interest tax giveaways by the Reynolds Administration, our state sits with … Continue reading

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Party Of Death?

Note: US House votes for budget that has deep cuts to Medicaid and Medicare:    “The time is always right to do what is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr. As quickly as the news spread about the massacre in Las Vegas … Continue reading

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From Bruce Bartlett: Tax Cuts Don’t Work

One Of The Designers Of The Gospel Of Tax Cuts Says: It Is Hogwash (25 minutes total for both videos) At the national level, we are about to head into a major debate on the budget. Trump and the radical … Continue reading

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RELEASE: REYNOLDS BUDGET CRISIS FORCES IOWA TO BORROW MILLIONS For Immediate Release: September 20, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 REYNOLDS BUDGET CRISIS FORCES IOWA TO BORROW MILLIONS Borrowing $13 million to cover budget shortfall like ‘rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic’ Des Moines, Iowa — Progress Iowa today called on … Continue reading

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Preparing For The Wrong Enemy

The current president sent out the first volley Wednesday in what will be the upcoming budget discussions. As former Vice-President Joe Biden once said “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Corn Feed In Two Weeks!

Let’s show Republicans that we will be a force next year! {editorial comment} 5 minutes Governor Reynolds and her administration aren’t doing Iowans any favors. From her budget crisis caused by massive corporate tax breaks to the closing of four … Continue reading

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“Question” by the Moody Blues” One of the pieces that seems to be missing in the stories I have been able to find concerning Iowa’s continuing starvation of our education system is how this fits in with the history of … Continue reading

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Branstad  Leaves Reynolds Holding The Bag 

In what had to be one of the great escapes in recent political history in this state, Terry Branstad royally screwed things up and then left for the relative quiet of China. Branstad has made a very successful career of … 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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