Another View: Former Iowa congressman despairs loss of better times

Former Iowa Congressman Berkley Bedell can look back on a long life of success and service. In an ideal world, he and the rest of his generation would be able to rest easy in the knowledge that America is a better place now than when they were young.

But in some ways America is not a better place.

Bedell uses phrases such as “it breaks my heart” and “I cry for our nation” to describe the country today.

“I cry for our nation and for the good people that make up 90 percent of our population but are asked to survive on only 18 percent of the nation’s wealth,” he wrote


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