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Friday, June 26, 2009

Bleeding Heartland: Iowa Republicans more like "Party of Hoover" than party of future

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

The Republican Party of Iowa is celebrating its "rising stars" tonight
at an event featuring Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. Judging by
what we've heard lately from Iowa GOP leaders, they're gonna party
like it's 1929. Case in point: Iowa Senate Minority leader Paul
McKinley. The possible gubernatorial candidate's weekly memos continue
to whine about spending and borrowing by Democrats (see also here).
Republicans would rather slash government programs and provide
"targeted" one-year tax credits. The lessons of Herbert Hoover's
presidency are still lost on these people. I apologize for repeating
myself, but excessive government spending cuts can turn an economic
recession into a depression.

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