mattchapman

So why are health insurance premiums skyrocketing?

May 26, 2017

Thanks!

That is a great share and I thank you for it. It’s not surprising that Wellmark would be gaming the system as their business model seems to be profiting off of denying health care and causing unnecessary suffering. In trying to expand healthcare to all uninsured while placating the insurers the opportunistic nature of these companies and lack of self control to restrain it is a testament to Medicare for all. As long as shareholders and obscene management compensation is the priority citizens will not get the care that should be their human right in the richest country in the world. They should be banished like work houses and debtors prisons of the past.

First speech by Governor Kim Reynolds reveals major blind spots

May 25, 2017

Low wage/minimum wage and small Busisness

For years we have heard that raising low wage workers pay would be detrimental to small business. When do we discuss the sacrifices of workers in this equation? They are expected to subsidize the profit margin of owners yet are dismissed as lazy or having a lack of responsibility simply because they don’t have the education, upbringing or just plain luck that others have. If a business owner can’t pay a living wage to their employees then they are either greedy or failing at it.

This ties in nicely as well to the new Governor and her DUI convictions. She should have had a felony herself but wealth, luck and being connected saved her from losing the right to vote. How many low wage workers who weren’t lucky enough to have her resources are now barred from voting? I was.

As a new Governor after the most detrimental session for workers in Iowa’s history her first act should be to reverse this order and pay some of her luck forward to the thousands of Iowan’s who weren’t graced with it. Without reversing this EO her words will ring hollow.

How liberal is the American Heartland? It depends…

Apr 28, 2017

Wow

That is an amazing analysis for a community blog. My first read through I got a lot out of it but it will take a few more to fully get the data in this article. While the issues I thought should be brought to the fore were vindicated, it would seem some of my more centrist views are from a lack of knowledge other than preference. I am ignorant of the details of trade issues and if I was polled as the people here were I would land in the center if I was being honest. That being said I understand how disinformation is so rampant.

Yes, Kim Weaver’s undisclosed work as a psychic is newsworthy

Apr 19, 2017

I hope She owns this

I would just say she should own this. Dirk Deam appears to be moderate and has stated as much in all that I have read. And I haven’t seen a lot. That may be a better fit for this district. If this pushes him over the top so be it. Much better to get this out way before a primary winner is chosen. The piling on Weaver from supporters is unfortunate and I’ll admit I don’t think it’s helpful. But it will prepare her for the fight to come. She can counter King on this issue easily as Kings views are white supremacist/fear mongering. If the folks who vote for him can look past his flaws but take issue with this I don’t know who could beat him.

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