Kyle Kuehl criticized Republican Congresswoman Mariannette Miller-Meeks for her bill to subsidize the newspaper industry. Miller-Meeks introduced the “Subscribe to Local News Act” on Nov. 18.
The legislation would support small and local newspapers by creating tax incentives for individuals and businesses to subscribe to and advertise in local papers, according to a press release issued by Miller-Meeks.
Kuehl said he is addressing the issue as a “very concerned taxpayer.”
“Believe it or not, our Republican representative just a few days ago introduced a very strange bill,” Kuehl said. “What this bill does, is subsidizes the newspaper industry. It subsidizes the media, believe it or not.”
Kuehl said Miller-Meeks could’ve been doing one of a million different tasks right now with everything going on in the world.
“She could be fighting the vaccine mandate,” he said. “Just last night I was in Burlington speaking with hundreds of Iowans, many of them nurses on the verge of losing their job over this mandate. she could be fighting that in Congress.
“She could be looking deeper into the botched Afghanistan withdrawal. Why 13 Americans lost their lives when they didn’t need to and why we left $100 billion worth of equipment in enemy hands.
“Heck, our Congresswoman could be looking into how to solve world hunger. And any of those issues would be A-OK with me. What I’m not OK with is introducing this type of garbage into Congress. It’s socialism at its finest and it’s wasted taxpayer money. This is what happens when we elect politicians into Congress and this is what happens when we don’t have business owners in the Congress.”
Kuehl said the primary vote on June 7 will be one of the most important votes people ever make.