Letters to the Editor

Jobs for Iowans aren't always a priority

Revisiting the “Younkers” commercial, starring Kim Reynolds.

The Branstad-Reynolds administration closed the two mental health facilities in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant, and the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo. All those fine employees lost their jobs. And, on top of that, the Branstad-Reynolds administration closed employment centers across the state. Those Iowans no longer have state help finding new jobs.

Kim Reynolds didn’t care about hardworking Iowans when she outlawed local minimum wage increases. She also has slashed funding for our fine Iowa universities, making students and parents borrow and borrow more for a college education.

Reynolds approves tax breaks for Apple, Facebook and Google, but she doesn’t care about the working people of Iowa.

James Owens

Traer

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