Category Archives: Republican Policy

Krugman: Big Business Reaps Trump’s Whirlwind

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has a great article Thursday concerning business’s role in the Republican Party that has gone awry. Joining the Republicans in cynically using racism, xenophobia, misogyny and division of the country in order to win … Continue reading

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Republicans Are Bad At Law Making

Last Friday the Iowa Supreme Court overturned the 2017 law requiring a 72-hour waiting period before a woman could have an abortion. Here’s the money quote from Chief Justice Mark Cady, writing for the majority: “The state’s capacity to legislate … Continue reading

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Grassley’s Stolen SCOTUS Attacks Working Families

Editor’s note:  The following are two press releases concerning Senator Grassley and his unprecedented and still extremely controversial hijacking of the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland. http://www.WhyCourtsMatterIowa.org For Immediate Release: June 27, 2018 Contact: wcmia@whycourtsmatteriowa.org Des Moines, Iowa — Today the … Continue reading

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Rise Up: Fight Against Child Imprisonment

June 20th, 2018 From: Progress Iowa It’s easy to feel powerless when each day brings more and more horrific stories about the parents and children who are detained while peacefully seeking asylum. But there is something you can do to … Continue reading

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How Will You Spend Your Huge Tax Savings?

Video about the Kansas experience. Note the similarity to Iowa’s new tax scam. About 4 minutes I can almost not contain my excitement! Wednesday, Kim Reynolds signed that giant tax cut into law! Holy Moly I’ll have more money every … Continue reading

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Losing Internet Neutrality: The Worst Is Yet To Come

Video @ 5 minutes We are two weeks away from losing internet neutrality. Monday June 11th is the date that the reigns of the internet are handed over to the corporations in this country. Expect them to wring out every … Continue reading

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US Reps Who Voted To Raid The Social Security Fund

From socialsecurityworks.org:    https://www.socialsecurityworks.org/2018/04/12/politicians-steal-social-security/ (Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works, in reaction to nearly every Republican member of the House of Representatives, as well as seven Democrats, voting for a Constitutional amendment … Continue reading

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Will An “A” From The NRA Be The New Scarlet Letter?

Last October following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Gavin Aronson over at the iowainformer.com listed the contributions that Iowa senators and congress members got from the NRA. blogforiowa.com ran a story on this shortly after the Parkland shootings. But it certainly … Continue reading

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School Vouchers Rear Their Ugly Head In Iowa

Like many we got an email Wednesday night warning us that Iowa senate Republicans were going to take a run at passing a school voucher law for Iowa. Many thoughts immediately crossed my mind: the first was “not this again.” … Continue reading

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Lobbyists: Time To Shine A Light On Them

Many years ago I made a proposal that any and all meetings between lobbyists and members of government at any level be held in the open and if possible recorded. If governmental people must wear a recorder 24X7 so be … Continue reading

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