"“The welfare system needs to be reorganized,” agreed Ms. Furman, a retired commercial bakery manager, complaining that “Chicago people” were moving to Burlington to receive higher benefits and bringing crime."
The Burlington Ad Vertiser and the New York Times have something in common. The Ad Vertiser by default is Burlington's newspaper of record. The New York Times has a reputation as America's newspaper of record.
The New York Times, supported Hillary Clinton and the bi-costal, liberal elitist agenda for which she stood. The Burlington Ad Vertiser supported the same. Like the Burlington Ad Vertiser, the New York Times has been stunned and stupefied by Donald Trump's victory.
How could Iowa voters reject the smartest woman in the world?
The New York Times sent a reporter to deepest, darkest flyover country. Destination swing state Iowa, including Iowa's fastest shrinking city (Burlington).
Decent paying jobs in Burlington have been exported. Illegal aliens have been encouraged to pour in and drive down wages for what work remains. Natives able and capable have been forced to flee. Burlington shrinks.
Fill the void by making it worse.
Burlington and the rest of Eastern Iowa has become a dumping ground for failed liberal welfare schemes in urban areas. Ship the wreckage liberals have wrought west from Chicago.
Local welfare costs have soared. Serious crime has become a pandemic. The Des Moines County party of Obama and the Clintons welcomed such potential new voters.
Looking on a map, the wave is clear, and it extends into Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Obama twice carried all 10 counties on Iowa's eastern border. Clinton barely held onto one."
The Clinton News Network (CNN) and rest of the elite national media have become misanthropes. Why did all those peons the liberal elite dump on in fly over country dump back on election day?
CNN mounted a safari into the heart of darkness. They braved changing planes to reach an Eastern Iowa river county where Clinton lost. It could just as easily have been Des Moines County. Hillary lost here as well.
Unlike Hillary, CNN's report from deepest, darkest Iowa did not blame, the vast right wing conspiracy, fake news, the F. B. I. director, the Russians, etc. CNN pointed out it was the economy stupid and liberal social issues.
Besides fake news there is forgotten news. CNN never mentioned another reason voters in Eastern Iowa are mad. Liberals have used Section 8 housing to spread their failed social program's human misery to rural America.
Dubuque, Burlington and other cities in Eastern Iowa are experiencing an epidemic of crime. Drugs, murder, robbery, etc. have increased with the emigrants from liberalism's urban welfare wastelands.
Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power. But after the project documented far more wasteful spending than expected, senior defense officials moved swiftly to kill it by discrediting and suppressing the results.
The report, issued in January 2015, identified “a clear path” for the Defense Department to save $125 billion over five years. The plan would not have required layoffs of civil servants or reductions in military personnel. Instead, it would have streamlined the bureaucracy through attrition and early retirements, curtailed high-priced contractors and made better use of information technology."