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Opinion: Iowa could be left out of infrastructure re-build proposed by Trump



This news story was published on February 4, 2018.
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A Letter to the Editor for North Iowa Today:

In President Trump’s State of the Union message, the President addressed the feds helping to finance infrastructure improvements.  Part of the President’s requirement will be State and Local Government participation.

I would assume the State has road use monies to meet this requirement in the transportation field, but what about items like high speed internet; additional natural gas lines, high speed rail, airports or other telecommunications.

Iowa is broke, the Legislature has no intention on raising taxes on the super-rich so therefore infrastructure improvements outside of roads and bridges will not occur here in Iowa.  The feds intend to fund an infrastructure partnership but because Iowa will not raise the necessary funds to participate, Iowa can and will be left out.  How stupid is this?

It is time the Iowa Legislature quits pandering to the super-rich and instead legislates for the benefit of the masses here in Iowa.

We the voters of Iowa need to demand our government works for us, the working class.  Attend the caucuses Monday night, demand equality.  Let your voices be heard!

Stan Walk
Mitchell County

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11 Responses to Opinion: Iowa could be left out of infrastructure re-build proposed by Trump

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2018 at 9:44 am

    All We have to know about Walk is —- google Adam Lack Mitchell county.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Old Bartz also was gifted or bought about 45 acres north of manly last fall that adjoins the windmill/complex – and had it tiled – anyone know who paid for this ?

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2018 at 9:23 am

    People in Worth county are saying the taxpayers are being ripped off – at about $250,000.00 per quarter supervisors OR ?

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 6, 2018 at 9:10 am

    We hear your buddy Bartz owns Loves truck stop in Floyd.Iowa — where is this fat cat getting all his money $$$$ – maybe selling farms that we up for tax auctions?

  5. FYI Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Did you know Bartz just bough land east of Taft and south of 12th Street that was for sale by McNider.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    I have better things to do than satisfy the public – I have contributor obligations to met – you know $$$$$. My old buddy bartzie is making mucho more moola than me ! STAN or OLLIE – calls me whats you like.

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Old Stanley Walk -supervisor Mitchell county and Bartz of Worth county are behind the GAS PIPE LINES (80 MILLION DOLLARS OF IOWA TAXPAYER DOLLARS) these gas lines will be to new CAFO’s for the Chinese hog industry in Iowa – Branstad is not ambassador to China for nothing – Hey Walk ! How about cleaning up Iowa’s 750 polluted waterways before building your chinese buddies new pig shit factory farms in Iowa. There’s pig shit and bullshit and your a good FLINGER of both.

  8. Phyllis Reply Report comment

    February 5, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Your childish name calling cheapens your argument. Lets try to raise the level of dialogue on this site please.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    You make good sense Anonymous, why plan for the future and anticipate the future. Better to sit tight and miss the boat. Good planning.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 5, 2018 at 2:22 am

      To plan for a negative future is just plain stupid. Walk is Chicken Little telling us the sky is falling. Good planing is getting on board the Trump Train and Make America Great Again and stop all the whining!

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 4, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Very interesting article. Just wish I could get a NIT newspaper in the check out line. That would be something wouldn’t it.