Category Archives: Republican Policy

Iowa’s Medicaid Is So Screwed Up

Iowa’s Medicaid system has been going downhill since the day former Iowa Emperor Branstad declared that private companies would be allowed to start pecking slowly at the body in an effort to kill it. He said this would save it. … Continue reading

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And Now The Bad News: Iowa Legislature Returns

Winter winds blow chillin’ cold. What blows even colder is the hearts of Iowa’s Republican Party. Next week they start part two of emptying out the state coffers – filled by taxes from you and I –  and handing it … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution? Check Your Voter Registration!

A year from now you would never forgive yourself if you were somehow prevented from voting out those who are making a mockery of government by the people. So resolve to yourself that you will check with your county auditor … Continue reading

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Rick Steves On The Tax Cuts For The Rich

I have always liked this guy. Now I like him a lot more. From his facebook entry: More money than many Americans make in their entire lifetime. That’s what Congressional Republicans are voting to give me as a tax break. … Continue reading

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Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame, Shame

For your votes for a bill that will end the ACA and drive up insurance rates to unaffordable levels for many. Shame for your votes that will rob from the poor and middle class and give massive amounts to the … Continue reading

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Morality? We Don’t Need No Stinking Morality!

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Progress Iowa: Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Recertify!

http://www.ProgressIowa.org For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0530 Iowa Workers Overwhelmingly Support Unions In Recertification Vote Des Moines — Progress Iowa Executive Director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement today after Iowa’s public workers voted to recertify unions across … Continue reading

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Iowa’s Republicans In Congress Vote To Cut Medicare & Medicaid

Iowa’s Republican members of congress have once again leveled a boot into the ass of elderly, poor and disabled Iowans. Thursday the US House held a vote on the 2018 budget resolution. A major feature of that budget is the … 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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SCOTUS To Hear Case Designed To Gut Unions

Grassley’s Obstruction About To Pay Huge Returns For The Wealthy Thursday morning the Supreme Court agreed to hear Janus v. AFSCME  The SCOTUS has once more agreed to hear a case designed to gut public unions. In 2016 an 8 … Continue reading

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