PRICE OF POLITICS, ETC.: $14 to Fight Visciousness

Price Of Politics

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad hopes you will donate $14 so he can take on the The Des Moines Register. Branstad’s campaign sent out an email to supporters Thursday morning asking for the donation. The email complains the Register has written 14 editorials urging Branstad to expand the current Medicaid system. Friday, the governor’s office said he will meet with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to discuss the health care system. A spokesman said the governor left Iowa for D.C. Thursday morning, instead of Friday, to try to beat the snow storm moving toward Iowa.

Fun with numbers…$14 is also what the Register charges, according to its website, for home delivery of the newspaper from Thursday to Sunday. That also includes digital access. It will cost you $23 bucks, if you want the print and electronic versions 7 days a week.

Here is part of the governor’s fundraising email:

Dear Friends,

You probably haven’t noticed, but buried deep in The Des Moines Register, they are waging a campaign against the governor, trying to force his hand into expanding Medicaid. They do this without a care in the world as to where the extra hundreds of millions of dollars would come from, and taking no issue with the fact that this government program fails to make those it covers healthier.

In fact, they have written 14 editorials on Medicaid expansion – just since January 22! Quite an obsession.

It’s time to fight back.

Will you donate $14 to battle their vicious smears? That’s just one dollar for every editorial they’ve written attacking this governor.

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