Washington, D.C. – Pelosi Puppet Abby Finkenauer is at it again, proving exactly why Iowans made her a one term congresswoman. Far from actually representing the voices of hardworking Iowa farmers, Finkenauer is instead siding with union strikers whose actions are jeopardizing entire crops and the livelihood of farmers all across Iowa.
Why doesn’t Abby Finkenauer care about the livelihood of Iowa’s farmers?
Iowa Field Report: Finkenauer Embraces Unions at the Expense of Iowa Farmers
One term Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer has been clear in her support for UAW workers on strike from John Deere. However, production delays initiated by supply chain woes and labor shortages are now being exacerbated by striking workers, inflicting trauma on one of America’s most important demographics, the family farmer.
In October of this year, more than 10,000 John Deere employees went on strike. According to CNN, this strike is one of the largest private company strikes conducted since the same union, the UAW, went after GM just a few years ago.
Abby Finkenauer, former Congresswoman from Iowa’s first district, has spent considerable time on the campaign trail and social media praising UAW strikers and pledging her support. However, absent from these campaign stops and Twitter blurbs is any mention of support for the folks the strike is impacting: Farmers.
The strike, and by extension Finkenauer’s support, has only exacerbated an already tough year for Deere, who was forced to stop taking orders for some models for next year due to production concerns and supply chain bottlenecks. Those production delays, now made even longer by the strike, could prove to be fatal to family farms […]
The equipment shortage has created concerns over this year’s harvest And next season’s planting. In addition to hurting farmers’ pocketbooks and putting their livelihoods at risk, the strike could affect the nation’s food supply chain […]
While the decision to embrace unions early in the primary is likely intended to shore up weak support with her liberal base, the decision to ignore the plight of farmers will probably be unpopular in the general election. More than one-third of Iowa’s economy is connected to agriculture, according to the Iowa Farm Bureau.