Senate Democrats Lack Budget Credibility

MEMORANDUM

TO: Reporters and Editors
FR: Matthew N. Strawn, Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
RE: Senate Democrat’s Budget Credibility
DA: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
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Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn issued the comment below following the announcement of Senate Democrat’s budget campaign tour.

“To think that Senate Democrats can speak with any credibility on the state budget is laughable. Senator Gronstal’s use of budget gimmickry created a $900 million dollar hole in state budget last year. In calling for a compromise, he is pushing for business as usual which Iowans rejected last November. Governor Branstad and Legislative Republicans are working on a transparent and common-sense budget and will not compromise our state’s fiscal future in order maintain Senate Democrats appetite for deficit spending. I encourage Iowans to call Senator Gronstal at 515-281-4610 and tell him to drop the gimmicks and to get serious about the state’s budget. ”

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