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While the Prez and Congress decides whether the fed needs to cut us a-don’t-let-this-country-fall-into-a-recession-if-we-aren’t-already-in-one-rebate-check, Iowa Republicans are thinking up their own ideas.

Senate Minority Leader Ron Wieck sent this out. (As of 6:33pm as I write this, no response from the Gov)…

Senate Minority Leader Calls for Economic Stimulus Summit
Bipartisan Meeting to Focus on Looming National Recession

DES MOINES – Today Senate Minority Leader Ron Wieck (R-Sioux City) sent the following letter to the Governor requesting a bipartisan bicameral workgroup on an economic stimulus package:

January 22, 2008

Honorable Chet Culver
Iowa Governor
Capitol BuildingDes Moines, IA 50319

Dear Governor Culver,

In light of the recent slowdown of the national economy it has been refreshing to see a bicameral bipartisan working relationship develop in Washington. This cooperation should serve as a reminder to all of us that in difficult times we must all pull together for the good of the country.

To that end, I suggest that the leadership of all four caucuses convene a meeting with you, yet this week, to discuss the current economic situation here in Iowa. It is well documented that Iowa is slower to react to the trends in the national economy, thus we must act now to soften any significant dip in our economy.

Thank you for your attention to this pressing need.


Ron Wieck
Senate Minority Leader

CC: Honorable Mike Gronstal, Iowa Senate Majority Leader
Honorable Jack Kibbie, President of the Iowa Senate
Honorable Pat Murphy, Speaker of the Iowa House
Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the Iowa House
Honorable Christopher Rants, Minority Leader of the Iowa House

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