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  •  Can I please fire Governor Braindead??? (6+ / 0-)

    and the rest of the Republicans in Iowa??

    The State is starting to run surpluses in revenue.  This happened because of drastic measures started in mid 2009 by Governor Culver (10% across the board cuts in all State Spending effective immediately - at that time).  Braindead and his followers have continued to make cuts in State spending - including mental health centers and unemployment centers, but not limited to those.  There have been some increases in court fines and fees, increases in some fees elsewhere - temporary furloughs, etc.  Another thing that had 'saved' us was the mandated rainy day fund, which is now empty.

    So... what do they want to do with this real and projected surpluses??  Cut property taxes of course!!!  It's not like our schools have put off upgrades and repairs, or the roads haven't been maintained, or the court system is open 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, or there's now full employment, rebuild the rainy day fund.......  no... we need to have property tax cuts.

    Uggg.....

    I just got done with a phone interview.  Think it went alright.  Not sure about the idea of moving to Des Moines though.....

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