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Push to raise minimum wage makes Iowa City a more attractive Sanctuary City

Think about it, raising the minimum wage, the county now issuing ID's and if there's a policy in place prohibiting law enforcement officers from asking immigration status type questions of people they stop/detain....  Well, those elements makes the Iowa City area a magnet for illegal aliens. ~ Mike Thayer

The social issues hurt the left

"We are minding our own business, we get up, we see a record number of abortions taking place, and then we find out what Planned Parenthood is doing with their abortions and the aborted babies! If we get repulsed, and we talk about it, somehow we then get blamed for injecting 'social issues' in the campaign." - Rush Limbaugh

Low information voters vote for politicians who give them gifts from the public treasury

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship”

- Alexander Tytler 1787

Americans have lost confidence

"There's a Gallup poll out.  Americans have lost confidence in -- dot-dot-dot -- everything.  They're losing confidence in religion. They're losing faith in the economy. They're losing faith in the country.  And this feeds, by the way, right into the leftist agenda.  Lose faith in everything and turn to government for the solution to everything." - Rush Limbaugh

Democrats exploit Amtrak tragedy

"Obama's over $800 billion stimulus bill back in 2009 was an infrastructure bill, so we were told.  Repair roads, bridges, schools, and all that.  It turns out to be as big a lie as Obamacare. The stimulus bill wasn't about infrastructure any more than Obamacare is about affordable health insurance." - Rush Limbaugh

When did trying to be a colorblind society become racist?

"Do you remember the term 'colorblind society,' and do you remember when that was a goal that we should all try to achieve?  Well, now the left says a colorblind society is no longer a positive. The desire for a colorblind society is negative and means that you are a racist." - Rush Limbaugh

And here's a local relevance example:  Johnson County Supervisor Rod Sullivan looking at all local social ills through a race-based prism.   He has made that argument, that trying to be colorblind is negative, somehow insensitive, he implies being colorblind equals racism. - Mike Thayer

Political Theater: Democrats authored Religious Restoration legislation in 1993, but object to Indiana's law?

"The Religious Restoration Act of 1993 was introduced by Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It was passed by a unanimous Democrat House of Representatives and a near unanimous Democrat Senate, and none other than Bill Clinton signed it into law -- and that law that is practically identical to the one in Indiana." - Rush Limbaugh

Too many people depend on Washington

"Too many people depend on Washington to feed them. Too many people depend on Washington to clothe them. Too many people depend on Washington for their retirement. Too many people depend on Washington for their health. Too many people depend on Washington for their energy needs. To those people, Washington working does matter. And you know what it means? The gravy train never stops."  - Rush Limbaugh