Monday, June 07, 2004

State Subsidized Child Care NOW!

Well, the economy is officially in recovery. How can we know...?

Simple... the Register Editorial Board caught wind that Iowa State tax revenues were up 14% in May. And for the REB, this means it's time to spend, spend, spend!

And how do we get the flood gates opened...? Anybody...? Come on now, you know where this is going.


80% of parents with small children work. They need child care. And you know, sometimes parents need to be flexible and inventive to have their kids taken care of while they work. Well, we can't have that now. We need simple options. Iowans are simple people, after all.

It's another job for (ta-dah!!!)


Universal preschool and a longer school year - which would boost learning, too - are places to begin, along with providing more assistance so that other other good programs can fill in the gaps.

No job too big. No job too small. No tax too high. Revenues are up and there's no time to waste.

To the barricades... FOR THE CHILDREN!!!

Sunday, June 06, 2004

Ronald Reagan

I never voted for President Reagan. I was a registered Democrat at the time. God, was I a moron.

Could you imagine another 4 years of Jimmy Carter???

Could you imagine 4 or 8 years of Fritz Mondale...???

Makes me shiver just thinking about it.

President Reagan pulled the country (at least the part of the country that later became the "red" states...) out of its self-indulgent self-loathing. He made it clear that Communism was evil, especially in the incarnation of the Soviet Union.

And then he DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT. The Soviet Union went down with not a single shot fired. We put the engines of American capitalism to work and spent them into the ground.

I wish I could take a "do over" on some of the heated political discussions I had with in the 1980s with people who DARED to defend any of this man's policies. Ah, well... hindsight and all that.

Rest in peace, Mr. President.

If you still think that Ronald Reagan was just a B-Movie actor with no brain in his head, read this.