image From Matt Schultz’s Iowa Secretary of State campaign:

Council Bluffs, Iowa – August 6, 2010 – Michael Mauro released his fiscal year 2010 report and claims that spending is down and revenue is up.

“This is another example of a career politician spinning the numbers thinking Iowans won’t notice,” said Councilman Matt Schultz. “Mauro claims spending is down but in actuality it is up 11% since he took office in 2007 and would be up 21% if the Governor had not passed his across the board cut of 10% last year. Iowans know that $3,523,569.00 is more than $3,164,839.00,” said Schultz.

The report is also misleading because Mauro fails to take into consideration the biennial reports that are filed only in even years. To be accurate Mauro must compare the year 2007 to 2009 and the year 2008 to 2010. This shows that revenue is down for 2009 and 2010.

“This clearly shows how the Secretary of State has failed to show leadership and fight for business in Iowa. Mauro fails to understand that when businesses leave Iowa business filings drop and so does revenue. Iowa needs a Secretary of State who will be an advocate for jobs and business, and not dig in and put his head in the sand,” said Schultz.

Councilman Schultz further said, “When I am elected Secretary of State I am going to be a pro jobs Secretary of State. I will fight for jobs and business. I won’t ignore the role the Secretary of State plays in business.”

Matt Schultz was first elected to the Council Bluffs City Council in 2005 and is in his second term. Matt Schultz won the Republican nomination for Secretary of State in a three way primary in June. He is a graduate of Creighton Law School and the University of Iowa. Matt is married with three children and is an Attorney at the law firm of Schultz & Watson, LLP.

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