Category Archives: economic inequality

Inequality Kim

In the year or so that Kim Reynolds has been in charge of the state government and for the 6+ years that she was Branstad’s top lieutenant one thing seems to stand out as her main focus: widening the inequality … Continue reading

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Killing The Economy Part 3: Inequality

One of the frequently noted similarities of the economy between today and and just prior to the 1929 collapse is the strikingly similar concentration of wealth into a few hands. We almost bit the bullet of a major economic collapse … Continue reading

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Killing The Economy Part 1 – The Farm Bill

Got this email from Iowa CCI Thursday looking for stories from farmers concerning the new Farm Bill that is weaving its way through the Republican controlled US House and US Senate. If you haven’t heard, this bill has many repugnant … Continue reading

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Backfill Cut Is BS

Editor’s note: This ‘on the money’ rant from a friend landed in my mailbox on Friday morning. It is quite self explanatory You can email your legislator and urge them to vote NO on SF 2081- backfill elimination bill. Backfill? … Continue reading

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Americans Can’t Afford Republicans Anymore

Of all the myths surrounding politics, one of that is totally false and yet one of the hardest to kill is that Republican economies are good for the economy.  Like many myths of the realm, it was probably created by … Continue reading

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Putting Iowans First

Focus On Improving Lives for Everyday Iowans (From the Iowa Senate Democrats) DES MOINES – Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving … Continue reading

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Horse And Sparrow Economics

  About 4 minutes Listening to Them Hartmann last week I heard a discussion concerning the long history of trickle down economics. Like most I thought that trickle down was a creation of of people like Arthur Laffer and his … Continue reading

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To Do List This Week: Vote, Sign Up For Healthcare, Call Congress

Back when I was in school  – when we walked miles there and miles back – one thing that was emphasized was that even as an average citizen you were expected to participate in the running of your government. Next … Continue reading

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About Those Tax Cuts And An Appeal From Rob Hogg

Here and below we have a couple of short ( 3 minute and 4 minute) videos with Robert Reich explaining just how the proposed tax cuts will only do just what we would expect Republican tax proposals to do – … Continue reading

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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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