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    Posted February 15, 2009 by
    Oran, Iowa
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    Stimulus thoughts: What you'd fix first

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    I want to see the meat and potatoes in stimulus plan


    by Anelia K. Dimitrova


    Meatlocker owner Todd Briddle, of Oran, Iowa, says it is getting increasingly difficult to run the store that has been in his family for three generations.


    The economy and the insecurity of what's coming is hurting area farmers and small businesses like Briddle's


    "It's so much hogwash," he says, referring to the stimulus plan, "I want to see the meat and potatoes and that's what matters to us."

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