Category Archives: poverty

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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Progress Iowa On The State Of The State

Once again the folks at Progress Iowa listen to Governor Branstad and find his words do not match reality. Three press releases from Progress Iowa’s Communication Director Monica Biddix shows how the Governor is out of step with Iowans. Three … Continue reading

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Why we must listen to Pope Francis‏

The following is an email sent from the Bernie Sanders campaign: “If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an … Continue reading

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Poverty Vultures

Out of sight of the eyes of anything resembling reporters the poverty industries in the USA are cranking along in high gear. Most of these are protected from any harm by Republicans from the county courthouse through the state house … Continue reading

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Why We Must Regulate Financial Firms

Americans seem to love their rich folk. They look at them as superheroes that have somehow shook the bonds of terrestrial powers and made themselves above other humans. Thus we tend to think that those who have money are not … Continue reading

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Humiliating The Poor

This is now something we do in America. No more following the teachings of most religions and ethics. Poor people are to be treated as a pariah in America these days. Reasoning in America today says poor people are responsible … Continue reading

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Governor Endangers Vulnerable Iowans, School Funding, Workforce Development, Legislative News

ed. note: This is an edited version of the Courtney newsletter. For the whole newsletter, please go here. SENATE: GOVERNOR’S PLAN MAY ENDANGER VULNERABLE IOWANS In January, Governor Branstad surprised Iowans by proposing to privatize almost all of Iowa’s Medicaid … Continue reading

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Republicans Fake Concern About Income Inequality

The Iowa senate passed a raise in minimum wage Monday on pretty much of a party line vote. One Republican joined twenty six Democrats to pass the bill. This would be good news if Democrats controlled the other legislative House … Continue reading

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Poverty, Health, Food Issues For Iowans

Every time I see a big positive TV ad for Terry Branstad, my first thought is – “What is it that we are not being told?” While he brags on employment under his administration, most observers understand that Iowa has … Continue reading

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