Don Racheter: Muscatine Mayor Diana has failed to bring the change she wanted to Muscatine City Boards and Commissions and has wasted money in the effort.
Three major arguments surface from a wealth of material Public Interest Institute was given by someone opposed to public employee pension systems.
Don Racheter: The Iowa Legislature should pass a bill scheduling regular elections on who should be the bargaining agents for our public school teachers.
Don Racheter: We need to replace governmentally/monopolistically provided goods & services with capitalistically/ competitively provided goods & services.
Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.
Don Racheter: What would happen if we could “lift the veil of ignorance” and eliminate the corporate income tax here in Iowa?
Don Racheter: Having been fully in effect since January 1, 2014, ObamaCare is experiencing a “crunch time” of Truth or Dare alternatives.
Had proponents of the gas-tax increase listed these uses of the money generated, it is highly unlikely the bill would have passed the Iowa General Assembly.
Let’s replace the charitable deduction and allow everyone to take charitable contributions off the top before determining their net income for tax purposes.