Episode 50: Jonathan Williams on Iowa’s Economic Outlook

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses Iowa’s economic outlook with Jonathan Williams with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Plus, more Americans think porn is morally acceptable, religious liberty is dead in Canada, and Donald Trump has declared the North Korea summit a success.

Increasing Revenue Doesn’t Keep Pace with Iowa’s Spending Problem

Iowans for Tax Relief: There are many reasons Iowa’s income tax system should be reformed, but generating more revenue is not one of them.

Iowans Entrust Lawmakers to Be Frugal

Jack Whitver: It is imperative we have the resources to fund Iowa’s priorities while having the fiscal responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced budget.

A Taxpayer Friendly Election

John Hendrickson: The 2016 election was a victory for taxpayers, but taxpayers will have to be vigilant holding their elected officials accountable.

Iowa Legislature is Set to Increase the Budget

Jason Schultz: Growth in spending in the good years can lead to problems in the tighter years. The Iowa Legislature is set to increase our budget for FY17.

It’s Time to Renew the American Century

John Hendrickson: In order to renew the American Century, it is necessary to solve the debt crisis and reverse the current manufacturing decline.

An Open Letter to the Liberty Movement

Dear Liberty Movement, Regarding Joel Kurtinitis’ open letter to social conservatives, it is only…

Chuck Grassley: Government Shutdown Deal A “Missed Opportunity” to Limit Government

Sen. Chuck Grassley called the government shutdown deal “a missed opportunity to force action to limit government and increase economic opportunities.”

Animal House or Animal Colony? Or Neither?

“Tomorrow, we vote.” – Gander, the goose, to his son in Animal…

Kraig Paulsen: A Conservative Budget

By State Representative Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) This week, House Republicans released our…

Jobs, Savings and Certainty

The best way to help Iowa’s employers to begin hiring people and…

Michele Bachmann Asks Iowans, Will America Endure?

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was in Des Moines, IA yesterday and wrapped…

Michele Bachmann: Congress Must Avoid Raising the Debt Ceiling

By Congresswoman Michele Bachmann The American people have given Republicans a second…

Exclusive: Interview with Brad Zaun – Republican Challenger in Iowa Third Congressional District Race

I had the opportunity to interview a number of the gubernatorial candidates…

President Obama Backs WTC Mosque Following Established Pattern of Tone Deafness

Does this really surprise anyone?  President Obama supporting a mosque that 68%…

Brad Zaun: 14 Reasons to Replace Boswell (Reason 2)

By State Senator Brad Zaun, Republican Congressional Candidate in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional…