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No Gas Tax

Iowa’s legislative session is in full swing, and there are a flurry of bills being submitted and proposed.

I believe it’s important Republicans band together and be the clear party of limited government and lower taxes.

That’s why I’m certain Republicans should take the lead on opposing an increase in the fueltax.

Over the last few weeks there has been some indication an increase in the gas tax may be making a comeback.

Each time this issue has been brought up, it has been overwhelmingly rejected by the people of Iowa, especially Republicans.

A recent media poll suggested an overwhelmingly majority of Iowans oppose raising the gastax.

And a poll conducted only a few months ago by the Republican Party of Iowa showed a clear, substantial majority of Republicans oppose raising the gas tax.

The Republican Party of Iowa’s platform is very clear on this issue. It states, “We oppose any increase in fuel taxes.”

Most Iowans see raising the gas tax as an unnecessary increase when the state is currently holding a budget surplus of nearly one billion dollars and hardworking families are struggling to make ends meet.

Further, it has been reported by AAA that gas prices are at record highs for this time of year and the last thing Iowa families need is the government taking more of their hard-earned money at the gas pump.

We strongly encourage all our elected state representatives to soundly reject this misguidedtax increase that will hurt hardworking Iowans, should it ever be brought up for discussion.

Defending Limited Government,

AJ Spiker
Chairman

P.S. The Republican Party of Iowa is committed to opposing any increase in fuel taxes, especially in the middle of a recession when Iowans are struggling to make ends meet. “The Problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” – Ronald Reagan