Amy K. Frantz: Vermont realized that the cost of single-payer healthcare and the taxes needed to implement it would harm businesses and the economy.
Amy K. Frantz: With “free” healthcare remember the government is paying the bills so the government is also making the healthcare decisions.
Amy Frantz: Can we actually make everyone equal in this country by taking more away from those with higher incomes and giving it to those with less?
Occupational licensing has grown significantly especially in Iowa as 33% of the workforce is licensed by the state, the largest percent in the nation.
As the holidays approach and you stock up on candy canes or chocolate Santas, do you know if you paid sales tax on that candy to the state of Iowa?
Unfortunately since 1996 data shows Iowa has consistently lead the nation with the largest pay gap between private sector and public sector workers.