I truly wonder how some Iowa Legislators actually made it to adulthood safely. It seems there are those who have forgotten a very basic lesson they were taught as children.
Just because everybody else is doing something is NOT a reason for you to do it!
Easy stuff, right? Not for some in the Iowa Legislature.
Democrat leaders in the Iowa Legislature are attempting to eliminate the right of Iowans to deduct their federal taxes on their Iowa tax return. Eliminating Federal Deductibility would raise taxes and force all Iowans to pay a tax on a tax.
Clearly, that makes no sense, but some may call their logic for making this change child-like. I think that is an insult to most Iowa children.
The proponents of eliminating Federal Deductibility say, “Well, only three states still have Federal Deductibility, so Iowa should eliminate it as well.”
Iowans should ask these Legislators, “Now Jimmy Legislator, if all the other states were jumping off a bridge, should Iowa jump off a bridge?”
OF COURSE NOT!
Instead, we should recognize that Iowa, and two other states, have been smart enough to maintain common sense fairness for the taxpayers of their states.
Iowa children won’t buy the tax hiking Legislative logic, neither should you.
Written by Ed Failor, Jr.
President, Iowans for Tax Relief
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