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Deceit used to pass laws

April 4, 2012
Merle Wilson, Jesup , Times-Republican

Lies, deceit, corruption and trickery abound in Washington and I'm pretty sure some of the legislators are for sale to the highest bidder. It looks to me like many of our legislators in Des Moines are no different. The article on lobbying in the March 25 issue of the Des Moines Register verifies this. Sen. Dick Deardon's "raccoon bill" (where he slipped in dove hunting) is a prime example of how deceit is used to pass laws that benefit only hunters and the DNR.



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