Be wise. Vote smart.
I grew up on a farm in northwest Iowa. My parents and our neighbor farmers were some of the wisest, most caring people I will ever know.
Iowa needs wise, service-oriented leaders and representatives. The last minute denial of some oil refiners’ requests for exemptions from U.S. biofuel laws helps Iowa but is neither permanent nor did it come until right before the reelection bid by both President Donald Trump and Sen. Joni Ernst. The farm aid bill advocated just weeks before the election gives the president unlimited allocation discretion, this after Californians had to beg him for federal aid to address fires that have destroyed lives, homes, the forest and air quality.
We have cut a deal with China to sell soybeans but that hinges on the president’s relations with China. Wall Street Journal headlines: new cold war between Trump and China.
The U.S. can be strong with China without destroying trade relationships. Bullying does not equate with strength. Diplomacy has in the past led to bilateral benefits. Iowans want markets not just last minute handouts to garner votes.
Iowans, please show your wisdom at the polls and elect leaders committed to wisdom, service and diplomacy, Joe Biden and Theresa Greenfield.