NEW L. I. A. R. S. FOR 20% STATE SALES TAX HIKE
Greetings, IA State Legislators Louie Zumbach, Clel Baudler, Dave Jacoby, Guy Vander Linden and alló
You are listed in the order your name appeared in James Lynchís 4-2-18 Cedar Rapids Gazette 800 word article wherein you favored a 20% hike in the State sales tax--to clean up the mess you and others have made.
You make up a budding set of new Liars In Arrears Rescinding Sales Tax ( L. I. A. R. S.) like those responsible for the terrible news in website http://www.iowalive.net/liars.htm and the 25% state sales tax hike in 1992. It was to last 2 years to clean up the illegal overspending and financial mess created by legislators at that time.
And of course some of the L. I. A. R. S. tried to lie their way out of it with bogus responses shown in the post. But Representative Lance Horbach knew better and said so.
Here we go again with a new set of L. I. A. R. S. talking about a State financial mess to justify a 20% State sales tax hike. The state budget was $3 billion in 1992 ($5.3 billion in 2017 dollars) and now itís over $7 billion (which greatly exceeds inflation). Who is better off? It surely isnít those who paid the brunt of the 25% tax increase. And it surely isnít Iowa students the bloated, greedy, wasteful public schools failed to teach!! And there are now fewer students enrolled as 4th grade reading scores fall. http://www.iowalive.net/ia2017naepscoresfall.htm
And why donít you talk about the State making much better use of the money it has before scheming for more?
The average year-to-date 4-1-18 State operating efficiency is only 35%. This means $4.6 billion is wasted, and at least 20% of that is in K-12 public schools for which you annually increase funding with no improvement strings attachedóand no improvement gained!
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