“Despite Democrats’ ridiculous excuses for cutting this disaster assistance, my amendment was stripped for one simple, obvious reason: It was led by a Republican. Democrats chose to put politics over people, leaving struggling Iowa farmers in the dust. Iowans deserve better from Democrats. All of rural America deserves better from Democrats.”
Access to quality, affordable child care is hard to come by—particularly in Iowa’s rural areas—and our kiddos and working parents are paying the price. As a mom who has been in those situations, I’m going to keep pushing at the federal level to help tackle this crisis.
The Gazette gave the op-ed a B. Nothing wrong with a B, but why not an A? A’s are better. Did they exaggerate, were some of their numbers inaccurate? Are the assertions untrue? No, no, and no.
Tightening election rules to ensure safe, secure, and fair elections is the job of state legislators – it’s what Iowans elected them to do. Our system is strong right now, but we can always make it stronger. We’ve seen the world change a lot over the past year and our elections system should change with it.
Liberals elitists, Teachers Union Activists and Democrats were up in arms this past week once Dowling Catholic School in Windsor Heights announced it was ready to vaccinate their staff for COVID19.
In just two weeks, the president has already signed over twenty-five executive orders. That’s significantly more than any president in recent history in this short amount of time. Even the New York Times Editorial Board called on him to “Ease Up on the Executive Actions.” Now, I fully understand that the power of executive order is often unpopular when your party does not control the White House, but when you set out to be the “unifier-in-chief,” one would hope that the actions you take would unify—or at least be a little more mainstream. The reality is, that’s just not been the case.
Iowa Republicans take their constitutional duties seriously and are particularly sensitive to attacks on the Electoral College, which they believe allows smaller states the representation they need to preserve a level of independence from the federal government. The great triumph of our Constitution is the deliberate and intricate balance of power it created between the states and the federal government, as well as between the three branches of the federal government. That balance prevents tyranny by ensuring that no individual or oligarchy can easily take control of the country.
Iowans are, of course, free to disagree with their votes, but it is irresponsible for anyone to claim that these votes show disloyalty to our country, the Constitution, our party, or the principles of democratic and republican government.
Tuesday, House Democrats blocked Congresswoman Ashley Hinson’s attempt to pass legislation to guarantee money already passed by congress was prioritized to meet the expenses of reopening schools for in-person learning.
I love our country. I love the values, principles, and truths it was founded on. And I spend a lot of time away from my young, growing family to defend and promote those values nearly four hours away from my home. When I get attacked for standing up for those values, principles and truths, I wear it as a badge of honor. As usual, when someone does not like something, and they cannot make a logical argument against it, it is automatically racist.
So Rep. Axne says she’s bipartisan in an interview and maintains;
“…we need to do everything as much as we possibly can from a bipartisan perspective”, but it turns out before she gave the interview where she said that she had refused to work with Rep. Smith, a Republican.
But then after Politico asks about it, she says, essentially, “My bad, JK. LOL.”
So is Axne working with Rep. Smith now?
TLDR: Joe Biden, Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg, and Bernie Sanders’ wife went to private schools. Biden and Steyer sent their kids there too. Elizabeth Warren sent her son to private school (and then got caught lying about it). All of them are vehemently opposed to allowing kids to attend private schools unless they are rich enough (like these Democrats) to do so.
Iowa Democrats and National Democrats talk out of both sides of their mouths on the issue of education. This is what you get when on one side, you have union money and infrastructure that the liberals need to win and, on the other, the realization that your local school isn’t going to give your kid the education you want for them—a perfect recipe for the situation we are witnessing under the golden dome this week.
Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law SF 160 Friday, the law requires all Iowa schools to provide an in-person instruction option. The new requirement will go into effect on February 15.
Opponents of school choice say the “Students First Scholarship” will steal money from public schools. This is not true. Iowa students are funded an average of $16,314 per student. The “Students First Scholarship” would use dollars already allocated for students in failing schools, $5,200 to be exact. The school that the student left would have more dollars per remaining students. Parents get to send their child to the school of their choice, and local taxpayers save money. It’s a win for everybody!