John Hendrickson: President Trump and Republicans in Congress should follow the example of Andrew Mellon who promoted tax cuts and fiscal discipline.
John Hendrickson: Ideas have consequences and the dark history of socialism and communism should not be forgotten or treated lightly.
John Hendrickson: Lower tax rates, along with lower levels of spending, will encourage the economic growth Iowa needs, and ultimately provide more revenue.
John Hendrickson: Conservatives believe that not only is the Constitution based in truth, but also the biblical heritage of the nation.
John Hendrickson: It would be prudent for Iowa’s policymakers to review the property tax backfill, and make revisions to this policy if needed.
John Hendrickson: James M. Beck’s description of Calvin Coolidge as an “old-fashioned” American was fitting because it reflected Coolidge’s political philosophy.
John Hendrickson: Governor Theodore Christianson, a champion of limited government in Minnesota, is an example for state policy leaders across the nation.
John Hendrickson: Any potential debate over a soda tax should serve as a reminder to all Iowans that freedom and liberty still matter.
John Hendrickson: The Iowa Legislature should also consider not only implementing tax relief that lowers rates but that also provides protections for taxpayers.
John Hendrickson: By placing America first Trump is attempting to restore both our national manufacturing base and in the process, build a stronger middle class.
John Hendrickson: Priority-based budgeting along with prudent tax reform will create an opportunity for Iowa’s economy to grow and keep vital government functions funded.
John Hendrickson: To Iowa policymakers, the Kansas story is not a failed tax-cut experiment, but rather a warning about excessive government spending.
John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.
John Hendirckson: Iowa taxpayers should be protected by a constitutional amendment that requires tax and fee increases to pass the Legislature with a supermajority.
John Hendrickson: The Civic Education Initiative is a step in the right direction in reversing this great moral problem of civic ignorance among high school graduates.
John Hendrickson: Iowa taxpayers must be protected by a constitutional amendment that would require a supermajority vote in the Legislature to increase taxes and fees.