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Letter: Republicans are not making lives better

Thirty-one percent of Iowans live at or below the poverty level. Thousands of children go to bed hungry at night. Iowa also have a fairly large population of senior citizens trying to survive on a fixed income. Here are some of the things Republicans have done to make life better for us.

l No raise in the minimum wage.

l Cutbacks to the food stamp program.

l Silencers legal on centerfire hi-power rifles to kill deer.

l Legalizing fireworks in the state.

Charles Koch, in the next two years, is willing to spend $400 million to keep the Republicans in the White House and Congress. He wants more tax cuts for the wealthy and an end to all unions and worker rights. He wants the Environmental Protection Agency eliminated because they have fined him millions of dollars for polluting our air, water and land. He plans to spend an untold amount of money in Iowa to keep the governor’s office and Republican majority in the legislature, guaranteeing that legislators he has bought and paid for in the past remain in Des Moines.

When you see attack ads against the Democrats, they are mostly based on fabricated lies paid for by Koch and his allies. When I think of all the politicians that are owned by Charles Koch and the lobbyists for companies that manufacture fireworks, Proverbs 17:23 comes to mind, “The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice.”

Merle Wilson



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