Category Archives: SNAP

2016 Race Opens – Iowans It’s Time To Cut Your Grassley

Ted Cruz became the first “official” candidate of the 2016 campaign last week with his very uninspiring speech in front of a coerced audience in the very reddest part of red America. Even with all that, Cruz’s speech had the … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Charles Grassley, Corporate Greed, Economy, Health Care & Medicare, Jobs, Republican hypocrisy, Republican Obstruction, Republicn Policy, SNAP, Social Security, unemployment insurance

Republicans Playing Games With YOUR Lives

There isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between Democrats and Republicans you say? So you stayed away from voting last fall because, well, what difference does it make anyway? Or maybe you voted for a Republican because they are strong … Continue reading

Posted in Republican hypocrisy, Republicn Policy, SNAP, Social Security | 1 Comment

A Good Thanksgiving For The 1%

We look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday with a true frustration. Television news will focus on such important news stories as who will be open all day Thanksgiving so we can get that holiday shopping started early or the folks … Continue reading

Posted in ALEC, Corporate Greed, economic inequality, Economy, Food Insecurity, Media Bias, SNAP, tea party, unemployment insurance | Tagged

Letters To The Editor: Don’t Be Shy!

Folks, I am a big believer in using the newspaper’s Letters To The Editor section to make sure the public knows we exist and that we support our candidates and their positions. Through polling we know that democratic positions are … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, Bruce Braley, Guest Posts, Letters, minimum wage, SNAP, Tom Harkin | Tagged

Net Neutrality And Other Thoughts

Internet Neutrality appears to be dead. If you want to know what that will mean in practical terms, I have been told to look at our current wasteland of a cable and satellite TV system. I suppose you could add … Continue reading

Posted in Branstad, Economy, Internet Issues, Jobs, Labor, SNAP, Walmart

The Shame Of The Republicans

Last Week when our main stream media made a big to do about the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the “War On Poverty” they gave plenty of time for Republicans to strut in front of cameras across the country … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, Economy, Food Insecurity, GOP, Hunger In America, Jobs, Republican Obstruction, Republicn Policy, SNAP, unemployment insurance, Walmart

TPP And Other Thoughts

I haven’t done a hodge-podge column for a while. Mostly because I turned my brain off over the holidays. My first comment is that I find it so hard to believe how mean, how brutal, how anti-people the Republican party … Continue reading

Posted in ALEC, Blog for Iowa, Economy, Hunger In America, Media Bias, medicaid expansion, Republicn Policy, SNAP, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

The Courtney Report

During the holidays, Iowans give back and help those in need. This year, the Legislature encouraged charitable giving by increasing tax credits for donations to the community foundations and providing $1 million for Iowa food banks. Those measures won’t be … Continue reading

Posted in Courtney, Economy, Environment, Food Insecurity, Guest Posts, Hunger In America, Jobs, middle-class, SNAP, Social Security

Quick Hits – Black Friday Protest Walmart

From what I understand there will be an action at the Iowa City Walmart on Hwy. 1 west at noon on Nov. 29. If you can take an hour or two to support these brave folk in their struggle for … Continue reading

Posted in Labor, Obamacare, SNAP, Walmart | Tagged , ,

Branstad Counts Funny

IPP Friends: How to Count Jobs‏ FRIENDS: Keeping Count of Iowa Jobs — Carefully Numbers are funny things. Except when they’re not. And when it comes to jobs, they are not something to be treated lightly. That’s why IPP today … Continue reading

Posted in Blog for Iowa, Branstad, Economy, Food Insecurity, Iowa Policy Project, Jobs, SNAP