Main Street en Voodoo Economics in the 21st Century <p>Big banks, corporations and Wall Street are making record profits, but workers, small businesses and Main Street are suffering. Will voters blame President Obama or the real culprits?<br><br>After decades of deregulating and tax-cutting for the wealthiest corporations and the rich (so these ‘job creators” will help the economy, supposedly), results show that the theory of “trickle-down” economics – which claimed that benefits gained by the affluent eventually will drip down to the rest of us – has failed.<br> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:35:31 +0000 Bill Knight 21459 at Voodoo Economics in the 21st Century Keokuk to Repair Downtown Building <p>Keokuk is ready to do something about the former Flowers by Daryl building at 707 Main Street.</p><p>Code Enforcement Officer Kathie Mahoney says a majority of the building&rsquo;s exterior is in good shape, but she says the rear portion of the structure is basically gone.</p><p>The city has received one bid of just under $8,700 to repair the building.</p><p>Mayor Tom Marion says Keokuk does not want to see another vacant Main Street lot.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 12:01:18 +0000 Jason Parrott 14934 at Keokuk to Repair Downtown Building