Tag Archives: Iowa GOP

Will This Labor Day Mark The Beginning Of The End Of The Trump Debacle?

Huge thanks to Paul Deaton for taking over as BFIA weekday editor for July-August.  Happy Labor Day! “Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes … Continue reading

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Thanks, Iowa Republicans

Iowa Senate Democrats:  “The 2018 Iowa Republican tax bill (Senate File 2417) will make Iowa’s budget mess permanent in order to give hundreds of millions to wealthy Iowans and out-of-state corporations and individuals.”   Here is a link to the … Continue reading

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Iowa Becomes Third World Country As GOP Pushes Forced Pregnancy Bill

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Nate Boulton Tells It Like It Is About The Iowa Republican Party

Nate Boulton issues a call to action and a warning about what is sure to come this legislative session.

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Iowa Republicans Plan To Dismantle IPERS

For the 2018 session, Iowa Republicans already have filed legislation to mess with the retirement of hundreds of thousands of public employees. Senate File 45 would begin to dismantle IPERS and other Iowa public retirement programs by blocking new Iowa … Continue reading

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Iowa Has Worst Medicaid Privatization of All 50 States

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Why Iowa Republicans Know They Can Get Away With Anything

Even more Medicaid cuts?  Why would Republicans do something this despicable?  Answer: Because they can. Because they have been getting away with it and will probably continue to get away with it in the forseeable future. Iowa Republicans know there … Continue reading

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Contact Your Reps And CC Your Local Newspaper

Many Iowans are finding out just how futile it is to attempt to persuade our Republican representatives by writing to them directly.  Maybe they’ll be a bit more responsive if we take it to the media, as Cindy Garlock did … Continue reading

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Sirens In The Distance

 After the Iowa Republicans’ dismantling of Chapter 20,  Senator Joe Bolkcom warns that the public employee retirement system is next.  Dear Editor:  I woke up about 3 a.m. to a siren in the distance.  I thought to myself: Car accident? … Continue reading

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Branstad Adopts Trump Tactics, Blames Democrats For His Behavior

This  week I came across a story,  Law Enforcement: Lack of Resources for Mental Health in Iowa a Major Problem. In this story, Governor Branstad blamed Democrats for the closing of two MHIs and was quoted as saying, ” The … Continue reading

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