Voters should give Loebsack a 'pink slip', Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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By Debra Derksen, Letter to the Editor, Iowa City Press Citizen

Recent ads for Dave Loebsack stated that Mariannette Miller-Meeks would increase taxes by 23 percent. This is a lie. In public forums, on her website and in the Des Moines Register, she has never supported tax increases.

Miller-Meeks is a proponent of decreasing spending and less government. What she does support is addressing and simplifying the tax code. This is critical to the success of American business and families' survival.

Loebsack needs to address why he cast the deciding vote for Congress to recess without addressing the tax cuts scheduled to expire in January. This will cause immediate tax increases for all Americans.

Loebsack stated that allowing the tax cuts to expire would be irresponsible. Yet he voted with his party, instead of for us, for middle-income families. A married couple with two children making $40,000 a year will pay about $2,643 more in taxes in 2011. Even this year, 40 percent of those making less than $100,000 a year will be caught in the AMT trap and pay about $3,900 more. Loebsack states that he did not support changing the AMT, now reaching into our pockets.

This is only a small sample of two more years of Obama, Pelosi and Loebsack. Loebsack attacks Miller-Meeks because his record is indefensible. It is Loebsack who we can't afford.

Vote Miller-Meeks for Congress. Give Loebsack a "pink slip."

Originally published in the Iowa City Press Citizen on October 26th, 2010.

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