Iowans are going to hate it. They are going to hate the crowded classrooms, loss of exceptional teachers, and ballooning college tuition. They will hate it when friends and family lose health coverage, their local hospitals slash services or close altogether, and the state does even less to protect our air and water. They’re also going to hate they were not told the hard truth about tax cuts by the people promoting them, including Gov. Kim Reynolds.
The working families of America pay taxes on their wages and salaries, but the wealthy get most of their income from wealth, particularly dividends and capital gains. That income is taxed more lightly, and sometimes not at all. Read More
July 13, 2021
The Iowa Legislature recently made a very generous tax credit for private school scholarships even more costly and more generous, at the same time expanding a boondoggle for wealthy taxpayers. As that credit grows more expensive, the rest of the taxpayers must either pay more to make up the difference, or deal with a reduction in public school funding or other state services.
We all would do better to see the solar industry for the opportunity it presents, and the constructive uses that it can provide, when crops are not always the best use for Iowa’s good land.
The Des Moines Register | American Families Plan would attend to child care, boosting the workforce behind the workforce
President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan would commit to major new investments in child care, while boosting the economy and paying for itself.