Contradiction Junction What’s Your Function?

Aristotle defined “contradiction” in his thesis “Metaphysics” thusly: “It is impossible that the same thing can at the same time both belong and not belong to the same object and in the same respect.” Yet that conflict with reason has become the operating system for the modern Republican Party. What else could lead Republicans, self-described as…

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Reynolds’ Rap

What more could Governor Reynolds and Iowa Republicans do to make Iowa less attractive to businesses and students?  Under their stewardship Iowa has, according to data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and S&P Global Market Intelligence, dropped in rank in infrastructure, workforce, access to capital, education, economics, and even “business friendliness.” They’ve lowered corporate taxes, but that’s like…

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4% Of A Good Idea

Iowa Governor, Kim Reynolds, has proposed a state 4% flat tax.  Reynolds calls it “flat and fair.”  It appeals to many people because we would all pay the same percentage. Not the same amount, of course, if we make less we pay less; it is commensurate to everyone else. A recent guest column in the Waterloo Courier supported Reynold’s plan stating: “the Blue State progressive tax and spend blueprint does not lead…

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“I’ve Seen The Needle And The Damage Done”

“When it comes to these gun grabbing, freedom hating, over regulating, civil liberty violating tyrants here’s my message—“ at which point Iowa state representative Bobby Kaufmann raises his middle fingers. He walks from the lectern to a standing ovation at a rally conducted at the Statehouse. Well, at least Iowa made national news again! Last…

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