Deace’s Daily Top 3 – February 15th, 2011

In Iowa Politics, National Politics on February 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm

The daily rundown of the three most interesting stories of the past 24 hours.

As usual, Republicans only rip big government en masse when it comes from Democrats…Here is an outstanding summary of President Obama’s latest morbidly obese budget, as well as the political fallout some Democrats sense is coming their way of they sign onto it. Republicans, who often went along with former President George W. Bush’s unconstitutional big government spending schemes, are rightly sounding the alarm now that it’s not their party on the hook for it. The money quote in the piece comes courtesy of Jake Tapper from ABC News: “At no point in the President’s 10-year projection would the U.S. government spend less than it’s taking in.”

Democrat proposes cuts in education…State Senator Matt McCoy, who in the previous legislative session proposed school consolidation of rural districts in Iowa, is now proposing that the state eliminate more than 200 school superintendent positions which could save Iowa taxpayers upwards of $40 million. No word yet on whether or not he’ll be described as a heartless wretch in the media for suggesting this.

The GOP’s version of the texting ban?…Remember last year when many of us rightly panned Democrats for fiddling while Rome burned during the 2010 legislative session, toying around with a silly ban on texting while driving while the state economy was collapsing? Apparently with flag burning and dove hunting no longer chic, now Republicans in control of the Iowa House are spending time debating a repeal of Iowa’s 1978 bottle bill. Perhaps those in the GOP caucus in favor of impeaching the three remaining State Supreme Court justices should take heed of this news the next time someone on their “team” says we can’t defend the Iowa Constitution without creating a needless distraction?


  1. My highschool is already sharing a superintendent with another district. Is it right? I guess I dint know. But cutting education is not a good idea IMO. I think some other things can be cut instead. Wasting time on texting while driving laws an undoing what last years elected officals debated on shouldn’t be what this years legislature should be doing though. Be productive while in session.

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