ADVERTISEMENT

By Bob Renaud, Campaign Manager for the Grassley for Senate Campaign

"U.S. Senate candidate Roxanne Conlin, who said she’s running "because I’m fed up with tax breaks for the very wealthy" (Daily Iowan, May 5, 2010), was forced by a Democratic opponent to answer for personally benefiting from tens of millions of dollars of special tax credits.

"It’s clear that she still abides by the same double standard that sank her campaign for governor 28 years ago:  ‘Do as I say not as I do.’  That’s an insult to hard-working Iowans who see more of their paychecks going to the government instead of staying in their own pockets.

"In 1982, Conlin attacked tax breaks for the wealthy.  Then it was revealed that she herself had used special interest tax breaks to shelter hundred of thousands of dollars of income.  So much so that she paid zero state income taxes, despite having a net worth of over $2 million.

"In today’s debate, Conlin acknowledged the tax breaks and didn’t dispute the charge that her and her husband’s company received at least $20 million in tax breaks during the last two years alone.  In fact, the way she answered the question raises more questions than it answers."

The U.S. Senate personal financial disclosure report that Conlin filed indicates a net worth that may exceed $45 million.

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Sign up to receive stimulating conservative Christian commentary in your inbox.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Thanks for subscribing!
You May Also Like

Paul McKinley: Fixing Culver’s Budget ‘Violations’

By Senator Paul McKinley – Iowa Senate Republican Leader It’s no secret…

A New Way Forward

By Jim Gibbons, Republican Candidate for Iowa’s Third Congressional District Yesterday, Congressman…

Common Core Debate Comes to the Iowa House

(Des Moines, IA) State Representative Tedd Gassman (R-Scarville) introduced two bills that…

No Action Taken on Branstad’s Common Core Order

The Iowa Department of Education still has not taken action on Governor Terry Branstad’s Common Core executive order issued nine months ago.