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National Politics

Grassley Campaigns in QC

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When you vote, don't just think about the next 4 years, think about the next 40. That was the message Tuesday from Iowa US Senator Chuck Grassley to members of the Scott County Republican Party in Davenport.

He worries that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, she'll get to appoint several justices to the Supreme Court, and that would be a disaster he thinks, based on opinions by current justices appointed by democrats.

"They tend to stretch the laws of Congress beyond what Congress intended. They tend to stretch the Constitution beyond its original intent to fit pre-conceived notions they have about what our society ought to be."

 
Grassley also worries that if Clinton is elected she'll continue what he calls the "no growth" economic policies of the Obama Administration. He says there's been no economic growth in the US during the past 8 years because of too much regulation, high taxes, and too much government spending. But he's tried to boost the economy and jobs by promoting international trade.

"Because export jobs pay 15 per cent of the national average of wages. And so I think of agriculture exporting a third of our production. I think of John Deere's 25 per cent."

 
Grassley also reminded them he's the "father" of the wind energy tax credit that's brought thousands of jobs to Iowa.

Now running for his 7th term, his opponent is democrat Patty Judge.