Our Taxes Aren’t “Iowa Nice”

John Hendrickson: High tax rates not only punish economic growth but for every dollar taken away in taxes it is less economic freedom for individuals and businesses.

Iowans Deserve Tax Credit Transparency

Hendrickson and Mozena: It’s time for Iowa to leave outdated economic development policies behind and embrace the future by increasing transparency and accountability.

What Did the Iowa Legislature Do on Behalf of Taxpayers?

Iowans for Tax Relief recaps the 2019 session of the 88th Iowa General Assembly on what the legislature did to advance sound fiscal policy.

Wealth Moves Away From Bad Tax Policy

Kelvey Vander Hart: New York’s projected revenue loss should serve as a reminder to all of us that bad or unequal tax policies are not the way of the future.

Tax Rates Matter

John Hendrickson: Tax rates matter because the more you tax something, the less of it you will get. Iowa’s tax rates are some of the highest in the nation.

Five Principles That Iowa Legislators Should Consider for Sound Tax Policy

Iowans for Tax Relief says that taxes in Iowa should be fair, competitive, transparent, limited and not restrict personal freedom.

Some Ideas For How The Iowa Legislature Can Protect Taxpayers

John Hendrickson: The Iowa Legislature should also consider not only implementing tax relief that lowers rates but that also provides protections for taxpayers.

Tax Reform & Priority-Based Budgeting Can Solve Iowa’s Economic Problems

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.

The American Model of Economics: Follow Harding and Coolidge’s Example

John Hendrickson: President Donald Trump can look to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge’s example of following an American model of economics.

Budget Shortfalls Reinforce Pro-Growth Agenda

Jack Whitver: One of the main reasons the state revenue is not growing as fast as expected is because our manufacturing sector has decreased considerably.

Limited Government Policies Lead to Economic Growth

John Hendrickson: States following limited-government policies, such as North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas, are leading the way in terms of economic growth.

Iowans Entrust Lawmakers to Be Frugal

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.

A Taxpayer Friendly Election

John Hendrickson: The 2016 election was a victory for taxpayers, but taxpayers will have to be vigilant holding their elected officials accountable.

Envy Economics

Amy Frantz: Can we actually make everyone equal in this country by taking more away from those with higher incomes and giving it to those with less?

Who Pays for Trump’s Child Care and Maternity Leave Plan?

Donald Trump tackles the child care issue in a creative way, but how will some ideas like including maternity leave with Unemployment Insurance be paid for?

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 3-12-16 (Guest: Jack Whitver)

State Senator Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) talks to Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers this week on Caffeinated Thoughts Radio on the Truth Network 99.3 FM.