All Posts Tagged With: "Legislative Replacement Act"

Iowa Democratic Leaders Postpone Federal Deductibility Debate ONE MORE TIME!

Every time Democrats tell us they are going to debate House File 807/Senate File 468, which repeals Iowa’s Income Tax deduction on Federal Income Tax (also referred to as putting a “Tax on a Tax”), the public shows up to convey their opposition and watch the proceedings, only to have them postpone the debate to another day.

Why?

Why, when Grand-stall and Smurphy tell us that they have the votes to pass the legislation, do they delay getting the work done?

Possible answers:

  1. They don’t have the votes.
  2. They are afraid that the presence of actual voters might cause some Democrats to think twice about how they will vote.
  3. They are afraid that the presence of actual voters might cause Governor Culver

More Follow Up On House File 807

The political fallout continues for Democrats as they try to fend off criticism for Pat Murphy’s behavior Tuesday evening.  A letter to the editor in this morning’s Des Moines register lays it out pretty succinctly: characterizing the behavior of the public at Tuesday night’s public meeting prior to being expelled as anything more than brief expressions of disapproval or aproval (granting the first speaker deserved to be treated better) is spurious at best.  And Kiernan’s accusations that the public’s actions were orchestrated by Republican leaders is an outright lie; I was there during the preparatory time and there was nothing more than providing people with shirt and buttons… no direction to behave in any way.

If you watched KCCI news on Tuesday night (or the …


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