On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart discusses Iowa’s economic outlook with Jonathan Williams with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Plus, more Americans think porn is morally acceptable, religious liberty is dead in Canada, and Donald Trump has declared the North Korea summit a success.
Iowans for Tax Relief: There are many reasons Iowa’s income tax system should be reformed, but generating more revenue is not one of them.
Jack Whitver: It is imperative we have the resources to fund Iowa’s priorities while having the fiscal responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced budget.
John Hendrickson: The 2016 election was a victory for taxpayers, but taxpayers will have to be vigilant holding their elected officials accountable.
Jason Schultz: Growth in spending in the good years can lead to problems in the tighter years. The Iowa Legislature is set to increase our budget for FY17.
John Hendrickson: In order to renew the American Century, it is necessary to solve the debt crisis and reverse the current manufacturing decline.
Dear Liberty Movement, Regarding Joel Kurtinitis’ open letter to social conservatives, it is only appropriate to reply with another open letter. I am as qualified to act as a representative for all social conservatives as Kurtinitis is qualified to represent the liberty movement. The first part of his letter centers on what he perceives to be a […]
Sen. Chuck Grassley called the government shutdown deal “a missed opportunity to force action to limit government and increase economic opportunities.”
“Tomorrow, we vote.” – Gander, the goose, to his son in Animal Colony, by Thomas Rexroth and Mark Olsen, 2009 In the 1978 movie classic, Animal House, John Belushi (Bluto) and his misfit fraternity brothers ended up getting the best of the political establishment and politically correct college President and prestigious, elite “Omega” fraternity boys […]
By State Representative Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) This week, House Republicans released our Fiscal Year 2013 budget targets. Fiscal Year 2013 actually begins on July 1, 2012. We will craft a budget with job creators in mind and our conservative approach will create stability and certainty for all Iowans. Our Budget Continues Our Commonsense Budget Approach […]
The best way to help Iowa’s employers to begin hiring people and investing in their businesses is to do two things: address property taxes and keep control of government spending. Property tax reform provides savings for individuals and businesses and it provides certainty for those same people as the plan for their futures. Controlling government […]
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was in Des Moines, IA yesterday and wrapped up her busy day that got off to a somewhat rocky start with a speech at a reception hosted by Iowans for Tax Relief that had approximately 190 people in attendance. She noted that her trip to Des Moines has sparked a lot […]
By Congresswoman Michele Bachmann The American people have given Republicans a second chance. On January 3rd we will take the Majority and face a difficult road ahead. We have many challenges to overcome including defunding and repealing Obamacare, ending the bailouts, and facing a harsh financial reality: our national debt has almost reached the allowable […]
I had the opportunity to interview a number of the gubernatorial candidates and two congressional candidates prior to the Iowa Republican Primary in June. I missed the gentleman who handily won the nomination in the Iowa 3rd race – State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale). State Senator Zaun, who is considered a “contender” by the National […]
Does this really surprise anyone? President Obama supporting a mosque that 68% of Americans are against is just following the same pattern of tone deafness we’ve seen in his administration. Americans wanted secure borders, supported Arizona’s illegal immigration law, the Obama administration sues an action with which the American people disagree. President Obama pushed through […]
By State Senator Brad Zaun, Republican Congressional Candidate in Iowa’s 3rd Congressional District REASON #2: Congressman Boswell Needs to be Honest with Taxpayers on Healthcare Costs Every day, we find out more information of what the health care bills passed by Leonard Boswell will cost us. This new law is not only a monumental power […]