Category Archives: Social Security

Joni: You Make Us Squeal With Laughter

Senator Ernst is out with another attempt to divert attention from the real issues of the day and possibly act as a stalking horse for the next issue Republicans want to make into the NEXT BIG ISSUE. It looks like … Continue reading

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Carlin Told Us What Was Coming Years Ago

In this clip, George Carlin pretty well sums up what was happening to Americans at the time (2006). Unfortunately, America stepped into a much worse situation in November (about 4 minutes): With the election of the vulture known as Donald … Continue reading

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45: The Best Recruiter His Opponents Ever Had

Listening to the radio Thursday a radio host threw out a question to a guest: How long before Jeff Sessions puts the weight of the Justice Department behind enforcing federal marijuana law? The guest mused that they had to destroy … Continue reading

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Electoral College Meets Monday

We need some Profiles In Courage. We need them Monday. Anyone remember John F. Kennedy’s 1958 book “Profiles In Courage” concerning historical senators who laid their reputations and power on the line in order to do the right thing? We … Continue reading

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The ACA, Medicare And Morality

Paul Ryan has made little secret of the fact that he is gunning for the three big Democratic achievements that keep many people alive in this country. The biggest and perhaps easiest target is the Affordable Care Act. Since it … Continue reading

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Devastating!

Well I feel like someone has simply come up and kicked me in the stomach. Like so many right now my feelings are a mix of depression, fear and flat out confusion. For the life of me I can not … Continue reading

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The Republican Plan To Take Down Your Government

This is an excellent must read article by Matt Sinovic, Director of ProgressIowa, originally published in the Des Moines Register. When did we stop trusting in our government? The government isn’t some distant, unknown group. It’s “us, you and I” … Continue reading

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Are Iowa Republicans Blum And King Koch Brothers Employees?

They might as well be. They are apparently working for the Kochs’ agenda, not for Iowans.  Here is a message from the Iowa Democratic Party: Rod Blum Receives Award from Koch Brothers-Backed Group Pushing to Dismantle Medicare and Social Security … Continue reading

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Real Scares For Halloween

Who could pass up the opportunity to post a column on things to be truly scared of Halloween? Not me for sure! Earth’s survival We are crapping badly in the only nest we have and refuse to clean it up! … Continue reading

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Be Aware Older Iowans: Rise In Medicare May Hit You

Iowa is an older state. By the numbers we are 5th in percentage people over 65. Thus a potential rise in the cost of Medicare to beneficiaries could have consequences in this state. There has been some scare mongering on … Continue reading

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