While an angry mob gathered in the shadow of the state capitol, House and Senate Democrats have begun to back away from their plan to raise taxes on Iowans by repealing federal deductibility.
“I don’t think it has any wheels. I think it may be dead this session.” Rep. Rick Olson, D-Des Moines.
“It’s better if lawmakers reconsider the tax plan when the next session begins in January so that Iowans have more time to digest how it would affect the state, said Rep. Doris Kelley, D-Waterloo.
“We shouldn’t do anything in these economic times that would harm people. (The plan) could be helpful, it could be harmful, we’re not sure at this point.” Rep. Geri Huser, D-Altoona.
“I think they’re [Democrat leaders] still looking for the votes,” Rep. Andrew Wenthe, D-Hawkeye.
“As of Friday, the House did not even have the votes for passage of the bill. I refuse to vote affirmatively on major tax revision legislation without being able to study the ramifications, and be able to spend some time conferring with constituents over the advisability of such action becoming law.” Sen. Dennis Black, D-Grinnell
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