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Senator Bill Dotzler (D-Waterloo) took issue with a reference by Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) to public polling that shows at least 70 percent of Iowans believe in work requirements for those receiving public assistance.
In response, Dotzler said:
“As senators, we know more than what they know,” he said.
“I think if you would’ve polled people back in the Middle Ages and asked them how many people believed the world was flat, I think you’d be at a very high number. But we know the reality of that wasn’t true. I really believe that we’re in the same type of situation.”