March 11th, 2009

Levees and Culver Fail the People of SE Iowa

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Written by: Krusty Konservative

If you are like me, then you probably don’t like seeing the rivers and streams swell or spill over the banks. You are probably also disturbed or disgusted when news reports that some temporary levees have failed in Southeast Iowa.

In John Carlson’s column in the Des Moines Register, he notes that, “the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promised to have all levees damaged in the 2008 floods repaired by the end of November. That’s last November.”

This is unacceptable. Governor Culver is willing to huff and puff when he isn’t getting his hands on federal disaster money fast enough, but where is he on the simple matter of protecting the citizens of his state?

I wouldn’t be so quick to claim victory over the “doctor shopping” bill.

Word on the street is that the Democrats don’t have the votes to pass their “doctor shopping” bill. I just want to remind people that the word on the street on the Thursday night before the prevailing wage debate was that it was a slam dunk to pass.

Remember, I’m the kind of guy who never thinks something is dead until there is dirt of the coffin. HF 530 passed out of committee last night so it’s still alive.

About the Author

Krusty Konservative
Herschel Krustofski is the pseudonym for the anonymous author of Krusty Konservative, a blog which focuses on Iowa Politics. Created in February of 2006, Krusty Konservative is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Iowa blogosphere. Since its conception, Krusty Konservative has never shied from tackling controversial issues, and providing insight to the inner workings of Republican politics in Iowa.

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