Consider Immigration Reform

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog, Immigration | 0 comments

As we consider the issues of immigration reform I think that the punishment facet of the problem should be reconsidered.    A sticking point is the belief that we need to punish undocumented workers for coming illegally and taking jobs from Americans.  I would submit that not one undocumented worker TOOK one job from anyone.  Every one of the jobs was GIVEN to them by someone. The people who gave them the jobs were, at best, people who didn’t...

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Extremist Republicans and Branstad Join Forces in the War On Women

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Extremist Republicans and Branstad Join Forces in the War On Women The public should be outraged by an amendment buried in the Medicaid expansion compromise that gives Governor Branstad veto power over poor women’s right to choose.  Current law allows Medicaid to fund a woman’s choice to end a pregnancy only in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother and the state extends funding to severe fetal deformity as well.  The extremist...

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Extremist Republicans and Branstad Join Forces in the War On Women

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog, Women's Issues | 0 comments

The public should be outraged by an amendment buried in the Medicaid expansion compromise that gives Governor Branstad veto power over poor women’s right to choose.  Current law allows Medicaid to fund a woman’s choice to end a pregnancy only in cases of rape, incest and the health of the mother and the state extends funding to severe fetal deformity as well.  The extremist Republican faction in the House added language giving Governor Branstad...

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