What Cindy Axne Won’t Talk About in Tonight’s Debate
Congressman David Young is set to debate Cindy Axne for the first time tonight on KMA Radio. As Axne continues to dodge questions on her support for Pelosi’s far-left agenda, her anti-ag record, and why she profited off of polluting investments, we hope this debate will give voters the answers they deserve. But we fully expect Axne to stick to her DC talking points and avoid discussing her troubling record.
What Axne won’t talk about in tonight’s debate:
Her shady investments in polluting companies:
- Although Cindy Axne claims to care about the environment, her past investments tell a different story. In fact, she had been profiting from foreign oil and mining companies with troubling records, including multiple cyanide spills that contaminated drinking water.
- An incident report from one of the companies said “The water tastes like acid, like something out of a car battery.”
- Another company she invested in shot several protesters that were peacefully protesting outside of their mines.
- While Axne claims she “thoroughly vetted herself” before running for Congress, she was apparently unaware of the investments that were clearly written on two of her financial disclosure forms. What else is she hiding?
That the tax cuts benefit her small business:
- Cindy Axne once admitted that the GOP tax cuts are benefiting her small business, and said “It’s good to see that small businesses are getting something.”
- But now, Axne reverts to the Pelosi talking points when asked about the consequences of the tax bill. “The first thing” Axne now wants to do is “overturn this Republican tax bill,” therefore raising taxes on 90 percent of Iowans.
- Axne told KMA radio earlier this year that “what we’re seeing is a small cut” – despite the fact that the typical family in Southwest Iowa will save $2,900 thanks to the GOP tax bill.
Her taxpayer-funded raise in state government:
- When Axne worked in state government, she gave herself a large raise on the taxpayer’s dime. This was during a time when over 20 percent of government employees lost their jobs.
- Axne claims she “used taxpayer dollars wisely,” yet gave herself a 22% raise in one year alone. What’s more: Axne’s salary skyrocketed by over 65% during the course of her time there.
Her support for Pelosi
- In a primary debate in May, Axne claimed she would “support the leader that best supports the values of Iowa.” Axne’s non-answer on this question is attempting to hide the fact that she’s received over $25,000 in contributions from Nancy Pelosi and her allies.
- Regardless of what Axne says before the election, make no mistake – she would fall in line with DC Democrats and vote for far-left positions including Medicare for All, the $32 trillion healthcare plan that even double-digit tax increases couldn’t pay for.
Her support for policies that harm Iowa farmers
- Axne is no friend of rural Iowa. She supports the burdensome Waters of the US Rule (WOTUS), which implemented harmful regulations on our farmers.
- Axne has been endorsed by liberal groups that oppose the ethanol industry, including the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters. The Sierra Club specifically states that the group “opposes further deployment of corn-based ethanol.”