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Looming budget cuts may cost Iowa $72.5M

Congress' partisan bickering of late comes at a severe cost to everyday people.

A timely Des Moines Register column shows that here in Iowa, their political posturing could add up to $72.5 million in cuts. That's what is at stake in the looming budget showdown.

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LTE: Trickle down economics hasn’t worked for 32 years

CCI Action member Julia Rendon lays out a very simple economics lesson - massive handouts to millionaires and big corporations doesn't create jobs and Put People First.

Read her letter to the editor in the Des Moines Register here.

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LTE: Why I came to the fair to make a loud statement against Ryan’s plan

On Aug. 13, Rep. Paul Ryan came to the Iowa State Fair to make his first campaign speech since being selected as the Republican vice presidential candidate. He came with a lot of baggage. For months he has promoted a war on the middle class, the poor and our kids.

Ryan has several snake oil “cures” for the ills of our country. They include getting rid of Social Security. Instead, people could give their savings (if they have any) to the ethical bankers on Wall Street who would happily take it and “invest” it for you. If you get old and have no retirement money, try a shelter....

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What in the world is “Taxmageddon”?

Congress and the Administration face a choice at the end of 2012 - what to do about "Taxmageddon"? Their action, or inaction, will have major implications for what our future economy will look like.

Learn more about it and what we can do to shift the debate at a series of workshops across central and west central Iowa.

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Ryan’s policies aren’t “Iowa nice”

Salon.com publishes op-ed by CCI Action Fund Member Cherie Mortice, a retired public school teacher from Des Moines and an Iowa CCI Action Fund leader.

In it she explains why her and two dozen other CCI Action Fund members confronted the new GOP vice-presidential candidate at the Iowa State Fair this week.

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