To the editor:

Bruce Braley and Joni Ernst live in two totally different worlds. Let me compare them for you.

Mr. Braley works in the world of Washington where the approval rating of Congress is 13%. The unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. The labor force participation rate is at 63.2 percent, the lowest it’s been in 35 years. Finally, Mr. Braley voted for an increase of $1 trillion in taxes.

In Joni Ernst’s world, the people of Iowa are her boss. The unemployment rate is 4.3%. We have more people working than ever before in our state’s history, 1,544,000. State Senator Ernst voted for the largest property tax cut in our state’s history and worked to pass historic education reform.

I would much rather live in Joni’s world.

Jon McAvoy