71 results for author: Aaron Britt


Cindy Axne Stands Behind Democrats’ Radical Climate Change Agenda

DES MOINES -- In a recent post, Cindy Axne praised an endorsement from the League of Conservation Voters -- a radical environmental group that backs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s $93 trillion Green New Deal. Read More: “LCV Supports Green New Deal Resolution” The Green New Deal would be a disaster for rural Iowa, implementing substantial regulations that would completely disrupt Iowans’ way of life. This socialist wishlist would put 32,000 employees that work in Iowa’s beef industry out of a job, and require monumental tax hikes that would bankrupt Iowa families. While AOC claims this radical proposal is about addressing climate ...

Iowa Small Business Owners are Thriving Under President Trump’s Economy

DES MOINES -- Today, Trump Victory and the Republican Party of Iowa held a roundtable with Iowans to discuss the positive impact President Trump’s booming economy has had on their small businesses. Under Republican leadership, the economy is shattering records. Iowa’s unemployment rate is at 2.4 percent -- tied for the lowest in history. And in July, the labor market added 164,000 new jobs, marking the 106th consecutive month of positive job growth -- the longest period on record. These aren’t just numbers -- Iowans are directly reaping the benefits of the booming economy. Anthony Marlowe, CEO of MCI in Iowa City, said he had 400 employees on ...

Frustrations Take Hold Amid ‘Skewed’ Democratic Senate Primary

On Friday, Stacey Walker announced he would not seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate citing “skewed” party politics thanks to Washington elites. Since Chuck Schumer, the DSCC, and liberal special interest groups like EMILY’s List have anointed their candidate in Theresa Greenfield, Walker admitted that "running would have meant entering a primary contest that was already heavily skewed in favor of one candidate." He goes on to decry Washington elites and special interests, claiming "this is precisely the problem with primaries that are orchestrated by Washington elites, instead of being left up to voters." Read More: Stacey ...

What’s the Beef? Farmers Speak out Against Green New Deal

DES MOINES -- The 2020 Democratic field has embraced the Green New Deal, a socialist wish list with an estimated price tag of $93 trillion. This costly proposal would require monumental tax hikes to the tune of $600,000 per household.  This radical proposal introduced by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would: “Build out high-speed rail at a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary” Guarantee “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work” “Upgrade or replace every building in [the] US” And to the detriment of Iowa’s cattle industry, the Green New Deal would “get rid of farting cows.”...

Debate Over Socialist Government-Run Health Care Takes Hold of Democratic Senate Primary Race

Last week, 2020 Democratic candidates for president took to the debate stage to make clear that their party’s policies are now more radical than that of Barack Obama. In particular, Politico noted the “heavy scrutiny” over former President Obama’s signature ObamaCare. Whether it’s Joe Biden “ObamaCare 2.0” (described as “a new government-run public insurance option” with a $750 billion dollar price tag and a requirement that taxpayers foot the bill for abortions) or  Bernie Sanders’ government-run health care plan (which a recent George Mason University study found “would boost government health spending by $32.6 trillion ...

Do Iowa Democratic Senate Candidates Support An Open Borders Agenda?

Do Iowa Democratic Senate Candidates Support An Open Borders Agenda? Iowans have been directly impacted by our country’s broken immigration system in recent weeks, yet Senate Democratic candidates have remained silent In a recent poll, 80 percent of Iowans supported increasing funding to bolster border security. Another poll found nearly half of Americans named immigration as a top issue that needs to be immediately addressed. Iowans have been directly impacted by our country’s broken immigration system in recent weeks -- one illegal immigrant is the leading suspect in a triple homicide, and another has been accused of kidnappinga 16-yea...

RPI Statement on Night Two of the Democratic Debates in Detroit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding the second 2020 Democratic debate in Detroit: “Tonight showed us that 2020 Democrats will continue following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Crazy Bernie’s socialist lead, touting radical proposals that would cripple our economy and bankrupt Iowa families. While President Trump continues to deliver for the American people, Democrats are obsessed with obstructing and reversing his pro-growth agenda.” ###

RPI Statement on Night One of the Democratic Debates in Detroit

DES MOINES -- Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann issued the following statement regarding the first 2020 Democratic debate in Detroit: “Tonight proved that Democrats will continue moving further left, embracing a radical agenda that would raise taxes, decriminalize border crossings, and make taxpayers responsible for illegal immigrants' healthcare. As 2020 Democrats argue over who can spend the most taxpayer money, the middle class is thriving thanks to President Trump’s America First Agenda which has created 6 million jobs and brought unemployment to a 50 year low.” ###

Silent Cindy and Absent Abby Turn Their Backs on Iowa Farmers

DES MOINES -- Last week, a group of House Democrats signed a letter urging Speaker Pelosi to hold a vote on the USMCA this year. The signers represent several states, including Texas, Michigan, Oklahoma and Kansas. "It is imperative that we reach a negotiated agreement early in the fall,” the letter reads. “Canada and Mexico are by far our most important trading partners, and we need to restore certainty in these critical relationships that support millions of American jobs." Keep in mind: Canada and Mexico are Iowa’s top two trading partners, with 45 percent of Iowa’s total exports going to these two countries in 2018. But Iowa’s ...

President Trump is Draining the Swamp and Creating Jobs in Rural America

DES MOINES -- With over six million jobs created, a record-breaking stock market, and unemployment at a 50-year low, America’s economy is booming under the Trump Administration. But President Donald Trump recognizes there is still work to be done -- most recently, he joined forces with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley to make much-needed changes to the EB-5 investor visa program. The EB-5 program has been abused and caused national security problems in the past, but efforts to make changes were often blocked by special interests. As a result, the program hasn’t been improved or adjusted since 1993. Now, we finally have a President who is willing to ...