Key Point #1: “Except when 4.2 billion public dollars and health care for 560,000 Iowans are on the line, people eventually pay attention to the details. It doesn’t take long to realize privatization makes no sense.”
Key Point #2: “The more Iowans find out about the push for privatization, the more scandalous it looks.”
DES MOINES – Today, Kyle Kondik with Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball shifted the Congressional race in Iowa’s First District to “Leans Democratic” from “Toss Up,” a clear signal that Rod Blum’s re-election bid is in serious danger.
DES MOINES – IDP Press Secretary Josh Levitt issued the following statement after Iowa Republican Representatives Rod Blum, David Young and Steve King today voted in opposition to an amendment that would have disbanded the politically motivated, taxpayer-funded House Select Committee on Benghazi.
Des Moines—As Jeb Bush heads to Muscatine and Oskaloosa this morning, he’ll try to tout his trickle-down tax plan that would give himself an estimated $841,643 tax cut while increasing the income inequality gap and adding to the deficit. In Bush’s world, if you give millionaires like him a tax cut, the middle class and working families will somehow benefit. His father, President George H.W. Bush had another term for it: “voodoo economics.”
But while Bush is in Iowa, the Iowa Democratic Party did want to share some of the things he could buy with the money he would pocket from his tax cuts: