On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to Chris Ingstad of Iowans for Tax Relief about their 2018 legislative priorities, and discuss what Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had to say about tax reform in her Condition of the State address.
Shane Vander Hart: Depending on who you ask the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) that Congress passed this week will usher in the apocalypse or it is the best thing since sliced bread.
John Hendrickson: The trend among many states has been to lower both individual and corporate income taxes as well as business and property taxes.
President Trump’s tax reform plan simplifies the individual income tax in several ways, but the most significant aspect is the corporate income tax cut.
Americans for Prosperity: Research indicates eliminating Iowa’s corporate income tax would create almost 3,000 jobs and increase investment by nearly $1 billion.
Late last week Senator Rick Santorum’s campaign released his “Made In America” plan to revitalize the American economy through empowering families and building economic freedom. Prior to this his economic plan primarily focused on the manufacturing sector. This plan includes manufacturing, but is considerably broader and goes into more specific taxes and plans. Over the […]
By Senator Paul McKinley – Iowa Senate Republican Leader Turning Iowa’s current stretch of high unemployment toward a more optimistic path with more jobs, economic growth and prosperity in all 99 counties will require Iowa to become more competitive. In this global economy, we are not just competing against our neighboring states – but with […]
All three of the Iowa Republican gubernatorial candidates say yes, but a couple of economists say not so much. Donnelle Eller of The Des Moines Register asked two area economists what they thought about the impact of corporate income tax cuts in relation to job growth. Ernie Goss, economics professor at Creighton University and David […]
I had coffee at Smokey Row on Wednesday with Iowa Republican Gubernatorial candidate, State Representative Rod Roberts. I didn’t have planned questions, but in the course of our conversation we discussed private sector job creation, his recent statements regarding the corporate and personal income tax, the highlights and lowlights of the Iowa Legislative Session, the […]
Last Monday I had the opportunity to talk at length with Representative Rod Roberts (R-Carroll) who is one of the seven Republicans competing for the GOP nomination to run against Governor Chet Culver. Representative Roberts has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since January 2001. He also serves as the Assistant House Minority Leader […]