NEW L. I. A. R. S. FOR 20% STATE SALES TAX HIKE

4-12-18

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!

 REFERENCES

$23.6 BILLION TOTAL INCREASE IN IA K-12 FUNDING FOR 17 YEARS OF FLAT READING SCORES

STATE MATH & INTEGRITY RANKINGS OF 333 IOWA SCHOOL DISTRICTS--2016-2017

4 MUSTs TO FIX IOWA'S K-12 STUDENT ASSESSMENT TESTS MESS

CONSTRUCTIVE CONCERNS ABOUT $36.3 MILLION TO CHANGE IA SCHOOL EXAMS

IA SCHOOLS HID LOW TEST SCORES--ATTACKED FLORIDA SCHOOL HID CRIMINAL BEHAVIORS!

C. R. GAZETTE WANTS SHALLOW THINKING TEENS TO VOTE

HOW & WHY IOWA ADOPTED THE  LOWEST STUDENT PROFICIENCY STANDARD IN MIDWEST

THE UGLY IMPACTS ON IOWANS--ISEA TEACHER UNION--IA. PUBLIC ENEMY # 1

DR. SUE REPORTS HOW IOWA EDUCATION GOT STUCK ON STUPID

10 IA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS NAMED & ASKED TO STEP UP

UNACCEPTABLE FLAWS IN IOWA SCHOOL REPORT CARD ASSESSMENTS

IA STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT TO BE #1 IN NATION UNDER BOARD OF EDUCATION STRATEGIC PLAN

  UNI'S FAILURE TO TEACH CAUSES TEACHERS TO CHEAT--BENCHMARKS FOR UNI PRESIDENT MARK NOOK

IOWA'S REPORT CARD, SCHOOL RANKINGS AND CHEATING--333 DISTRICTS

WHY SUMMER READING, TEACHER LEADERSHIP & OTHER 'EDUCATION FIXES' FAILED

http://www.iowalive.net/

http://www.iowalive.net/ia18thinschoolspending.htm

Sincerely,

Iowalive    A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa