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Government and Public Welfare

by Ralph Scharnau The headlines proclaim a booming economy with historic low inflation and unemployment rates. But these cheery statistics hold no reality for millions of people coping with immediate or looming insecurity. The evidence for the gloom seems clear. … Continue reading

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Bait And Switch Over Manufacturing Jobs

Since the general election I’ve been laying low, listening to people talk about the new administration and what President Donald J. Trump means to them. Most supporters found a lot of what the president said and stands for to be … Continue reading

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McChesney, Nichols: Billionaires Do Not Care About Us

Try not to get too depressed by the bummer title of Robert McChesney and John Nichols’ new book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. They say we just have to do two things:  (1) … Continue reading

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Governor Branstad Misrepresents Iowa Job Numbers

progressiowa.org Bureau of Labor Statistics show 8,300 jobs lost; Branstad claims 5,900 jobs gained Des Moines – Documents updated and released today by Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) reveal that the Branstad administration distorted jobs numbers by 14,200 in September and … Continue reading

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Branstad Creative On Jobs

From our friends at the Iowa Policy Project. If  you have not heard, Governor Branstad is releasing numbers that only show hirings added but does not show people let go. Fudging the books or lying we used to call that. … Continue reading

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Democrats Make Better Job Creators

The contrast between Democratic and Republican approaches to the government’s role in job creation could not be clearer than with the Branstad administration’s recently announced deal with the Egyptian corporation Orascom. The company plans to build a fertilizer plant in … Continue reading

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Watch Bruce Braley’s New Ad

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Wandering Thoughts From A Lefty Mind

As elusive as reality on Fox News. As elusive as the truth to Mitt Romney. The money the rich are spending to buy this election could buy some good infrastructure and schools in this country If I every get surrounded … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Bait and Switch

Yet again Republicans are running their election year bait and switch on jobs and the economy. Do not ever forget who was in charge when the economy hit the skids. The reasons behind the failures were not some mystical forces … Continue reading

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Jobs in Post-Reagan Iowa

Garbage pickers are everywhere. This is a photo of a gent working near where I lived through my early years, until Kindergarten. I asked him if he lived in the area. He didn’t, but knew about the current occupants of … Continue reading

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