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Neil Macdonald and hogs

Neil's latest commentary on Joni Ernst and making Washington's hogs squeal.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/republicans-may-have-trouble-making-washington-s-hogs-squeal-neil-macdo...

 

 

The Iowa way

 

Ernst was light on policy throughout the campaign, instead preaching the “Iowa way” and promising to take a “good hard look at entitlement programs.”

 

Presumably, though, the Iowa way (service, self-sufficiency, thrift) doesn’t include eliminating the billions in agricultural subsidies – government handouts – that farmers in this nation of rugged individualists enjoy so much

 

Nor does it mean trimming the single biggest area of federal spending – the military. The Iowa way, Ernst explained in a triumph of circumlocution, “means keeping America strong in the world, because the world is a safer place when America is the strongest nation in it.”

The Iowa way also means preserving social security and Medicare, massive entitlement programs that happen to be massively popular and that threaten to mushroom out of control unless benefits are cut or taxes are raised to pay for them.

Together, in fact, defence, medicare/medicaid and social security account for most mandatory government spending.

 

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Re: Neil Macdonald and hogs

Thanks Canuck.

 

I guess you can read between the lines but officially he's a bit too Canadian Nice about it.

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Re: Neil Macdonald and hogs


@Canuck_2 wrote:

Neil's latest commentary on Joni Ernst and making Washington's hogs squeal.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/republicans-may-have-trouble-making-washington-s-hogs-squeal-neil-macdo...

 

 

The Iowa way

 

Ernst was light on policy throughout the campaign, instead preaching the “Iowa way” and promising to take a “good hard look at entitlement programs.”

 

Presumably, though, the Iowa way (service, self-sufficiency, thrift) doesn’t include eliminating the billions in agricultural subsidies – government handouts – that farmers in this nation of rugged individualists enjoy so much

 

Nor does it mean trimming the single biggest area of federal spending – the military. The Iowa way, Ernst explained in a triumph of circumlocution, “means keeping America strong in the world, because the world is a safer place when America is the strongest nation in it.”

The Iowa way also means preserving social security and Medicare, massive entitlement programs that happen to be massively popular and that threaten to mushroom out of control unless benefits are cut or taxes are raised to pay for them.

Together, in fact, defence, medicare/medicaid and social security account for most mandatory government spending.

 


Just another woman hater. If it were an old white male dem in there in full support of Obama's drones and kill list he would be just as happy as can be.

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Re: Neil Macdonald and hogs

I hope you read this Craig. I said before that voting for anyone but Obama is never structured policy. Be careful with what you wish for.

Joni clearly adopted the Palin popularity speeches. Tell them what they want hear, get their vote, stay as long as you can to collect the the pension. Just another bludging pollie.

You got what you want and you deserve what you get.