Category Archives: Economy

Cindy Axne: Coming On Strong

There were some surprising fund raising numbers for Iowa’s congressional candidate released early in the week.  Perhaps one of the biggest surprises was Cindy Axne in Iowa’s 3rd district outraising incumbent David Young by over $100,000. Perhaps even as surprising … Continue reading

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Telling Stat: US Birth Rate Falling

Amid all the crap about Dear Leader that dominates our news media day in and day out, there are sometimes some extremely important stories that slide almost unnoticed during the news cycle. Such was the story last week when the … Continue reading

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Ready For $4 Gas?

One way to tell Republicans are in office is that the price of gas skyrockets.  Remember Operation Desert Storm? Zoom! Remember invading Iraq? Zoom!  It takes a little while to cook up a destabilizing scenario in some world hot spot … 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 2 Trade And Tariffs

About a month ago – it is almost hard to keep track of time in the current rush of news – Iowa suddenly found itself smack in the middle of a trade war that it had nothing to do with. … 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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Earth Day ALERT: Bayer, Monsanto Merger Nears

A little reminder dropped into my mailbox the other day from a group known as “Friends of the Earth.” The reminder was that the mega merger of Bayer and Monsanto was still in the works and had recently passed some … 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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2018 Legislative Agenda

For those who did not get this in their email. It is a week old, but still quite relevant. See previous post to find your legislative forum this weekend. ***   Statehouse Update, January 22  *** We’re just starting Week 3 … 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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