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Ernst doesn't understand socialism

Socialism includes taxing people and spending that money on helping others.

Sen. Joni Ernst is against socialism. She stated, “Today as I kick off this campaign, I ask you to join me on this mission to stamp out socialism …” She then tweeted, “Let me be clear: socialism has no place in the Hawkeye State or America, and I will stop at nothing to protect our Iowa values.”

My values as an Iowan will include spending tax money to those who cannot afford testing for coronavirus or do not have sick leave if they are stricken with the virus.

Joni Ernst obviously does not understand socialism and is using this term to scare people and advance her political career. This next November will be a good time to replace her with someone who does understand that Iowa values are about taking care of those in need.

Bruce R. Bachmann

Cedar Rapids

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