This column is a follow-up to two columns last week that endorsed Joni Ernst.
Joni Ernst claims she will bring “Iowa values” to Washington. This sounds nice in a sound bite, but how do Ernst’s actual positions live up to Hawkeye State commitments?
1. Rewarding hard work
Iowans don’t want handouts; they believe in working for a living. That’s why they believe in a fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work. Joni Ernst has stated that she does not support a federal minimum wage, calling the idea “ridiculous,” and opposing a raise in the minimum wage supported by a vast majority of Americans.
2. Honoring your elders
Iowans follow the Fifth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother. They believe our elders, after a lifetime of work, deserve a decent living standard. Ernst has said she wants to transition workers onto individual savings accounts and is open to privatizing Social Security, an objective eagerly desired by Wall Street bankers.