Category Archives: Economy

Signs Of Economic Cutbacks Due To Uncertainty?

A short discussion on the radio the other day caught my ear. Like so many we have our antennae up looking for signs that the great house of cards that Republicans claim are good economic policies will start coming apart … 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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Repairing What Republicans Break May Be Impossible

“Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got Til it’s gone They pave paradise and put up a parking lot” Joni Mitchell “Big Yellow Taxi” Who knows what people who voted Republican in the last … Continue reading

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SCREWED

I write this just after learning that the Iowa legislature has set the state back about a century as they strip public unions of almost all rights they have in the workplace. Republicans have their usual BS reasons why it … Continue reading

Posted in ALEC, Economy, Iowa legislature 2017, Iowa Policy Project, Koch Brothers, money out of politics, Republican hypocrisy, Republicn Policy, union busting

Robb Hogg: Stand Up For Iowa Workers!

Today, I am writing to ask you to help speak up over the next five days for our public workers – teachers, firefighters, police, correctional officers, human service social workers, sanitation workers, snow plow operators, and many others – who … Continue reading

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Top 10 Iowa Legislative Threats from the Extreme Right

January 9th, 2017 Posted By: Progress Iowa Iowa’s legislative session convened today, and Republicans have control of the state Senate, House, and the Governor’s office for the first time in 20 years. Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Speaker … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Memories

It is hard to ignore the elephant in the room. In two months America will be on a new adventure reversing what was mostly a forward journey into the future. While the ship of state would sometimes shudder and lurch … Continue reading

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Democrats Continue To Run On Issues

As Republicans across the country and across Iowa run on fear and hate, Democrats continue to run on actual issues. This is often overlooked by the corporate media. Donald Trump himself has so confused things that he has decided to … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election Campaign, Affordable Care Act, Climate Action, Climate Change, Economy, Hillary Clinton, Jobs, Medicare, middle-class, Patty Judge, President Obama, Republican Obstruction, Republicn Policy | Tagged , ,

Aghast As Iowa Republicans Double Down On Trump

Most people have a mother, sister, daughter, aunt or grandmother. Most of those same people would not want those relatives to be molested by any man no matter what that man’s stature was. Whether the victim is a relative or … Continue reading

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Will Labor Rise Again?

As America takes its annual weekend to celebrate Labor a person who pays attention to the issues of the day can’t help but wonder what the Labor movement must do to resurrect its fortunes in the United States. Those who … Continue reading

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