Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Jean, the Political Junkie

The Iowa Legislature is close to adjournment, but they still haven't dealt with the critical issue of commercial property tax relief. Some of our small businessmen in the area really need that relief, so I hope the Legislature doesn't pass a quick bill just to get rid of a thorny problem.

All those bills they've been passing are adding up on the bottom line, so I'm wondering how our legislators plan to pay the bills. The added cigarette tax can't pay for everything.

For the U.S. Congress, Governor Mitt Romney has called on our Congressmen to re-impose a three-fifths (60%) supermajority requirement to raise taxes. Sounds good for the nation, and sounds good for Iowa!

- Jean Davidsaver