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Ernst: Helping Iowa Farmers Capitalize on their Commitment to Conservation

Ernst: Helping Iowa Farmers Capitalize on their Commitment to Conservation

Iowa’s farmers continue to lead the way on conservation. Whether that’s safeguarding the health of their soil or protecting water quality, they’ve already made tremendous strides in practicing responsible stewardship of their land and farm while promoting a clean environment. But we know there’s more work to do, and I continue to hear from farmers and landowners interested in entering carbon credit markets—another avenue to capitalize on their ongoing commitment to sustainable farming.

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Spending, Debt, and Tax Increases Threaten Economy: President Biden Should Learn from Governor Reynolds

Spending, Debt, and Tax Increases Threaten Economy: President Biden Should Learn from Governor Reynolds

President Biden is not only proposing to increase the corporate income tax rate, but he is also calling for the capital gains tax to be increased to 43.4 percent. The Administration is also considering raising the top individual income tax rate from 37 percent to 39.6 percent. President Biden’s proposed tax increases will not only punish taxpayers and businesses, but it will destroy the economic recovery. Unfortunately, President Biden and the Democrats do not understand that government cannot tax and spend its way to prosperity. 

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Axne Gets Hit In New NRCC Ad For Supporting Democrats’ Anti-Police Platform

Axne Gets Hit In New NRCC Ad For Supporting Democrats’ Anti-Police Platform

Rep, Axne, a Democrat currently serving her second term, became a target of the NRCC after refusing to distance herself from fellow party members calling for anti-law enforcement policies like defunding the police and ending prisons. After a resolution was introduced in Congress to censure California Congresswoman Maxine Waters for inciting violence, Axne voted against it. The vote resulted in renewed criticism from Republicans because Axne was a vocal supporter of impeaching President Trump for similar charges. 

Axne was also called out in January for being a hypocrite on bipartisanship after publicly stating, “…we need to do everything as much as we possibly can from a bipartisan perspective” and then later refusing to work with a GOP congressman.

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