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Jeff Blum

Entries by Jeff Blum

Stronger at Home, More Respected Abroad

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 1:33 PM

We must cut the things we don't need, including Pentagon pork, to pay for the things we do.

Americans agree it's time to strengthen our nation at home and abroad -- but how can we make it happen?

We can start by making wise choices in the federal...

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There for Amy: How Health Care Reform Helped One Iowa Couple

(12) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 5:00 PM

There are, perhaps, more than 100 million reasons to be thankful for the Affordable Care Act (ACA). I want to mention just two of them.

Recently, thanks to USAction affiliate Iowa Citizen Action Network, we were introduced to Ross Daniels and Amy Ward. Their life -- as difficult as it...

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Pentagon Spending and the War on Children

(10) Comments | Posted May 10, 2012 | 1:10 PM

What would you rather see your tax dollars fund? Food stamps for 46 million Americans? Or wars we don't need?

The choice for most of us is clear. When asked, "What would you cut if you have to," Americans chose cuts in military spending over cuts in Social...

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Blank Check for the Military Will Send America the Way of the Soviet Union

(15) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 5:26 PM

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, many strategists suggested that the Cold War arms race had bankrupted its economy and caused its downfall. More than 20 years later, it appears that some in Washington are driving the U.S. toward a similar fate.

Most recently, House Republicans (led...

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