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Old 10-31-2017, 05:17 PM
 
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This is a disturbing trend on two counts - a less educated population is a bad sign, and, worse, a less education population gulled by empty promises, turning Republican.


Iowa’s Swing to Republicans
Iowa’s status as a swing state in presidential elections may be in doubt. One key reason: not enough college graduates

By Michael Tackett
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/u...publicans.html

 
Old 10-31-2017, 05:37 PM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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This is a disturbing trend on two counts - a less educated population is a bad sign, and, worse, a less education population gulled by empty promises, turning Republican.


Iowa’s Swing to Republicans
Iowa’s status as a swing state in presidential elections may be in doubt. One key reason: not enough college graduates

By Michael Tackett
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/u...publicans.html
Thank you. Iowa's looking better and better to me for retirement.

Truly educated people have had quite enough of the dems devotion to the crazies and the bottom feeders.
 
Old 10-31-2017, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Thank you. Iowa's looking better and better to me for retirement.

Truly educated people have had quite enough of the dems devotion to the crazies and the bottom feeders.
That really doesn't explain how some Iowans keep voting in Steve King, who is crazy and a bottom feeder,and definitely not a Democrat.
 
Old 10-31-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: IN
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Thank you. Iowa's looking better and better to me for retirement.

Truly educated people have had quite enough of the dems devotion to the crazies and the bottom feeders.
Few people retire to Iowa. The biggest problem now is two dysfunctional political parties and a weak third party option. I would pick northern Wisconsin for retirement over Iowa.
 
Old 10-31-2017, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I would pick northern Wisconsin for retirement over Iowa.
I don't know about you, but I want to be close to decent medical care. Others seem to agree: there are two large retirement complexes being built in Ankeny.

As for the percentage of educated Iowans decreasing, that's just hooey. We've got more engineers moving in with Microsoft expanding, for example.
 
Old 10-31-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: IN
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I don't know about you, but I want to be close to decent medical care. Others seem to agree: there are two large retirement complexes being built in Ankeny.

As for the percentage of educated Iowans decreasing, that's just hooey. We've got more engineers moving in with Microsoft expanding, for example.
Apparently NW Iowa does have a decent retiree population in the Okobji and Spirit Lake areas of Dickinson county, the "Iowa Great Lakes" region.
Des Moines is gaining educated residents while the majority of the rest of the state outside of the college cities are losing educated residents to other states if they don't stay in Des Moines metro area. Northern Wisconsin main medical location centers of size are Wausau and Marshfield outside of Duluth.

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Old 11-01-2017, 01:59 AM
 
Location: A safe distance from San Francisco
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Few people retire to Iowa. The biggest problem now is two dysfunctional political parties and a weak third party option. I would pick northern Wisconsin for retirement over Iowa.
Exactly. Another one of the reasons it's looking better and better.

A few years ago Idaho topped my prospective list. But now that it has been essentially annexed by California, the picture has dramatically changed. I have looked into and seriously considered northern Wisconsin, but certain information came to light that led me to decide against it for personal reasons.
 
Old 11-01-2017, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Apparently NW Iowa does have a decent retiree population in the Okobji and Spirit Lake areas of Dickinson county, the "Iowa Great Lakes" region.
Des Moines is gaining educated residents while the majority of the rest of the state outside of the college cities are losing educated residents to other state if they don't stay in Des Moines metro area. Northern Wisconsin main medical location enters of size are Wausau and Marshfield outside of Duluth.
Nw Iowa is staunchly Conservative.............
 
Old 11-01-2017, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I moved from Tennessee to West Des Moines in 2012. I only lived there a year, but my impression was that the people I met on the street there were far better educated than the average person I met on the street here. Granted, I'm from a poor area that is mostly blue collar.

None of this is atypical these days. My area has been losing college graduates for years, especially to Charlotte and Nashville. Small towns and rural areas are also losing not only blue collar manufacturing jobs, but also corporate HQs and white collar staff that worked in the factories. New jobs, like tech, are basically found only in major cities.

In states like Iowa where the rural population outnumbers the urban, many educated Iowans will leave for better opportunities in the more urban areas of other states.
 
Old 11-01-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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