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Branstad Talks Japanese Investments, 2016 Presidential Election, and Taxes

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Terry Branstad is hoping to make history by becoming the longest-serving governor in the United States history.

Channel 13’s Dave Price had a chance to talk with the governor Monday while at the U.S. Midwest Japan Association Conference in downtown Des Moines. The two discussed Japanese investments in Iowa, Branstad’s tax policies, and the 2016 presidential election.


  • Troy Hendrickson

    Can the governor explain how it is that he claims to be so concerned about “drug abuse” that he will play sick games with seriously ill children and dying human beings and deny them access to legal cannabis, and then turns around and forces the tax payers to subsidize the alcohol industry when alcohol is Iowa’s most serious drug problem, one that in fact sucks $1.8 billion a year from our economy while contributing less than $500 million to it for a net loss?

  • Troy Hendrickson

    Governor Branstad claims to be so concerned about “drug abuse” that he will play his sick twisted games with dying human beings and deny them legal, legitimate access to cannabis, and then forces the tax payers to subsidize the production, promotion and abuse of alcohol to the point where even after the most liberal estimates of the industries “economic benefit” are accounted for, alcohol still causes an economic loss to Iowa in excess of $1 billion dollars.

  • John

    What has Branstad actually done for Iowa citizens (corporations are not citizens)?
    Has he protected our environment (no), our individual rights (no), our children in need (holy Toledo – no), our veterans (no), our schools (no), our infrastructure (no)…?
    Has he: led by example (no), used his power to instill trust in the courts (no), filled agencies with qualified directors and workers (no)…?
    Has he had any idea what is actually happening in his branch? According to his own statements- NO.
    His ads take credit for the work of others– He created no jobs; He didn’t foster record corn and soybeans; He had nothing to do with recovering the national economy…
    Please, anyone, just say how he directly accomplished anything he has taken credit for in a reply and we’ll go on from there.

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