To Eat or Not to Eat?

Don Racheter: The Obama administration school lunch mandates resulted in more waste, less food consumed, and more students going off to class hungry. The Trump Administration is right to delay compliance.

Over $100K of Muscatine Taxpayer Money Wasted

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 Arguments Against Iowa’s Public Employee Pension Program

Three major arguments surface from a wealth of material Public Interest Institute was given by someone opposed to public employee pension systems.

It Is Time for Another Election for Iowa’s Teachers

Don Racheter: The Iowa Legislature should pass a bill scheduling regular elections on who should be the bargaining agents for our public school teachers.

Less for More?

Don Racheter: We need to replace governmentally/monopolistically provided goods & services with capitalistically/ competitively provided goods & services.

Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution, ASAP!

Don Racheter: The sooner IPERS is reformed, the quicker the governmental employees and Iowa taxpayers will be protected from periods of revenue shortfall.

Eliminate the Iowa Corporate Income Tax!

Don Racheter: What would happen if we could “lift the veil of ignorance” and eliminate the corporate income tax here in Iowa?

Truth or Dare: Crunch Time for Obamacare

Don Racheter: Having been fully in effect since January 1, 2014, ObamaCare is experiencing a “crunch time” of Truth or Dare alternatives.

Transparency? Just the Opposite on the Gas-Tax Campaign!

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 Be More Charitable!

Let’s replace the charitable deduction and allow everyone to take charitable contributions off the top before determining their net income for tax purposes.