Submitted by an NIT reader:
Reading your article I understand your Democratic code for lets tax and spend, tax and spend, and tax and spend, “The legislative session is going longer than scheduled. I hope it will wrap up soon, but we won’t gavel out until Iowa has a balanced state budget that keeps our commitments to students, working families and local communities on education, job creation and economic growth.”
As an Iowa working family you speak about, I can tell you’re out of touch with reality. It is easy to read between the lines what you are really saying. You want to take credit for the state’s budget being in good shape. Sound bipartisan management is a crock. Iowa voters sent the Republicans to Des Moines to put a stop to your run-a-way Democratic spending; it’s time you get real. The Iowa Senate is barley in Democratic control and there are some sensible Democratic Senators that are willing to stop spending. You are not one of them!
You are clearly holding on to spend the excess money in the budget when it is not your money in the first place. Return this tax money to working families and let us decide on how to spend it.
Also, by now you should know that government cannot create jobs. People that can make a profit providing a product or service create jobs. Government only impedes that by over taxing and socialist rules.
Then you say you want to increase our state’s investment in education at the local level, at our community colleges and at our state universities. Your call to give education MORE TAX MONEY is totally BS. We working families are tired of trying to make ends meet while you keep giving our money away for education. They have more then enough tax money to educate our children. This is all political pay back so the teachers union will keep supporting you stupid Democrats.
OH, and get this; you want to give Iowa’s community colleges more tools to help fix our state’s shortage of skilled worker. Are you nuts? The best training in the world is OJT. That’s ON THE JOB TRAINING for you elected schmucks that think the only place to learn anything is in a college. Well you are wrong, wrong, wrong. If you want to do something positive provide a break to business’s that will hire and TRAIN a new employee.
Then there is Health Care:
Reducing costs for 60,000 Iowa small businesses with a state tax credit on employee health insurance costs. The best way to do that is get Government out of the health care business and let us working families and employers compete for our health care. This frustrates us to no end because every time you government types get involved our costs for health care GO UP!
Then we have the solar joke and it isn’t at all funny:
You want to provide consumer rebates to create jobs on solar and wind projects at residences and businesses. This will only screw up the prices and cause electric rates to go up at the expense of the taxpayers. In case you didn’t know this these windmills are only making it because we are giving them tax credits. They are waiting so you elected idiots can keep raising our rate per kilowatt up high enough to make windmills profitable. I used to pay 7 cents per kilowatt and now it up to 14 cents and because of your stupid government mandates forcing us to buy wind energy, it is going to go to over 30 cents per kilowatt. How is that good for working families and Iowa’s economy? It is clear in you don’t have a clue!
If you want to help with economic growth get the Government off our backs and stop with the entire liberal BS. We are sick of it.