Krusty's blog about Culver and weight
The temporary weight limit increase is great for farmers; it allows those who have semis to haul 90,000 lbs legally, instead of the usual 80,000 lbs. That's another 180 bushels or so of corn, making around an even 1000 bushels on most rigs. It amounts to saving one trip per day in a good yielding field of corn vs the lower limit. The roads are not terribly affected by it, as they are usually dry, cool, and not prone to shrink/swell as during the summers, and the limit is increased for just 45 days or so.
Anyway, I love Krusty's comments:
On the other hand you have Chet Culver and Patty Judge silent on the issue. Heck, Patty’s the Secretary of Agriculture; you would think she would have been all over this. Maybe she’s too busy holding Chet’s hand during debate prep, or maybe issues that affect farmers don’t get her fired up like aborting babies does.
OUCH! But, it's true - Fatty Patty got more excited about telling everyone that she's a woman and she supports a woman's "right" to kill an unborn child in her womb than anything she ever did at IDALS to help the Iowa Farmer. And of course, Chubby Chetty has nothing to say about "weight".
He has TEN ways to help Iowa, you know...they can all be counted on one hand.
Culver/Judge; the best Son/Mother team this state has to offer.