I grew up in poverty and know what it is like to sit around the kitchen table and worry about paying the bills. In order to help Iowa families and businesses move forward, I have advocated for a number of tax cuts and incentives.
I believe we must do all that we can to lower the tax burden on Iowa families and businesses. Many steps have been taken to lessen the burden on the drivers of our economy - small businesses and consumers -- through tax incentives and reductions. These measures gave 99% of Iowans a tax cut last year, and a recent Bureau of Economic Analysis report showed that in 2009 Americans paid the lowest tax rate since 1950. From tax incentives for small businesses that hire new workers to tax credits for first-time homebuyers, I am dedicated to helping Iowa families get back on their feet.
I know that more must be done and look forward to continuing to fight for middle class families and small businesses.