UNWRITER Ron Berry

February 19, 2011

What is Iowa?


Iowa is a state with brain dead as a governor. This person lives in mid 20th century who doesn’t believe in high speed rail. Heaven forbid it might bring tourists and maybe new business to Iowa City and other communities. Let CRANDIC create passenger service that connects Iowa City and Cedar Rapids where the high speed rail terminal is and wow!, Cedar Rapids might become a city with the possibility of new businesses. Oh wait, that would mean it would conflict with Des Moines, brain deads town. We can’t have that.

Brain dead or more correctly, Branstad, is the Iowa governor who, before he was elected to his first term, vowed no gambling in Iowa. When he left after two terms, we had the power ball, Iowa lottery, riverboat gambling and casino’s.

This is the state that believes in raising taxes to increase state income. In fact, they will continue to raise taxes until all the folks that could afford to pay them, ends up on welfare rolls. Yep, we’re well on our way to becoming a poverty state. But, it doesn’t matter, as long as brain dead keeps his six or seven figure income.

Why should this state grow when we have Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis so close? Every country needs to have a place where highly educated people are the majority on the welfare rolls. We don’t just have soup kitchens, but soup de jour establishments.

With the ‘corny’ politicians, Iowa has earned its nickname of the Corn State.

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1 Comment »

  1. I don’t think Iowa is alone. The whole country is experiencing similar problems and it may call for some drastic solutions that most of us won’t like.
    The mentality of the citizenry is going to have to change as well that of the politicians.

    Dreams should project us into the future, but they have to be rooted in the realities of what is and what can be changed. Most of that change has to come from each and every one of us.

    I can certainly understand your frustration. I’ve been unemployed for 2 years now in the wacky state of California and finding a decent job here is almost a joke. And now we have a new wacky governor who is stepping into the wackiness of the existing government that I don’t see coming up with any viable solutions.

    These are crazy times.

    Have you signed up for the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011 . Do it so you can rant from A to Z during the month of April. Maybe you can get your concerns heard and have some fun at the same time.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

    Comment by Arlee Bird — February 19, 2011 @ 6:02 pm | Reply


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