Shut the door, lock it, and make it difficult for big-spending politicians to increase your taxes.
Nothing is guaranteed. It appears Iowa will have conservative leadership in the near future, but the balance of power can shift quickly.
This is why we need to shut the door, lock it, and make it difficult for big-spending politicians to increase your taxes if they regain control at the Capitol.
What Has Happened
A few weeks ago, Governor Reynolds signed the most significant tax reform in Iowa history. Over the next four years, Iowans will keep almost $2 billion in their bank accounts that would have gone to the state government. This is a tremendous victory that took years of effort to achieve.
There's More Work to Be Done
We need to stay vigilant and seize every opportunity to create a better and brighter future for Iowa.
Iowa families have to live within their means. If the state government cannot live within its means and decides they need to take more from Iowa's taxpayers, the threshold to raise taxes should be higher.
Amending Iowa's constitution to require a two-thirds majority approval to increase taxes is a common-sense protection that would prioritize family budgets over the noisy special interests who always want a bigger piece of your paycheck.
Even big-spenders know an amendment like this will work. Before voting against SSB 3064 at a Senate subcommittee meeting, Senator Janet Peterson, a Democrat, said, "What you're doing with the constitutional amendment is (making) really significant changes this year to the tax code, then taking the door and locking it behind you."
"What you're doing with the constitutional amendment is (making) really significant changes this year to the tax code, then taking the door and locking it behind you."
Yep. The door to increasing taxes needs not only to be locked shut, but it also needs to be closely guarded.
The best taxpayer protection is winning elections, and our current strong, conservative leadership is not guaranteed to continue. That's why it is so important to elect the right people this fall. ITR PAC is meeting and working with good candidates across the state to keep Iowa moving forward.
Donate online to ITR PAC so our opponents won't own Iowa's future.