................. he sees another opportunity for spending and taxing.
Democrat Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal’s knee jerk reaction saw only the opportunity to outspend the State’s emergency fund and incur debt to finance the difference.
Here’s a thought; if the emergency fund isn’t adequate to cover the socialist’s blue sky list of flood relief start cutting other items. Start with a deep Dave Vaudt audit over at the Departments of Education and Human Services. At a time when Iowa will have thousands of real victims of tragic circumstance on our hands when would be a better time to ask why the cost of education is five times faster than the general rate of inflation in Iowa’s larger economy?
Government exists to provide for emergencies that overwhelm the citizenry’s ability to insure and overcome through ordinary means. Government does not exist to provide tax payer health care to the entire citizenry so that they can buy cell phones, digital cable, designer clothes and wii devices; all of which can be acquired through ordinary diligence and effort. Since Democrats have already taxed new business and hundreds of thousands of residents, young and old, out of Iowa perhaps the public perhaps already satiated the public appetite for the nanny superstate and the endless growth of government it entails.
The response to these almost metaphysical floods certainly provides a tremendous opportunity to educate the Iowa voter about the ultimate poverty of liberalism. Floods do wash the landscape clean-that’s nature’s purpose; hopefully this alluvial affliction will polish the body politic as well.