Letters to the Editor

Letter: Why we have an inheritance tax

I read Eugene Sukup's Dec. 10 column #x201c;Why I support estate tax repeal#x201d; on why he supports repeal of the estate tax arguing that, #x201c;Ow ...

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Letter: Stop wasting your money, Iowans

Dear Iowans,C'mon, get on the ball! Stop spending your paychecks on booze, women and movies! We got a lot of #x201c;American carnage#x201d; out there ...

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Letter: Release voting results after all polls close

It's time to get ready for the next national election before it is too late.Congress needs to pass a bill that requires that no votes are counted or r ...

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Letter: Remembering the Sandy Hook victims

This year while attending Washington High School's #x201c;Cocoa and Carols,#x201d; I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness when I realized the partici ...

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Letter: Hopeful for change with new leadership

Now that we are going to have new city leaders, something needs to be done with our Medicaid system and our mental health issue. Gov. Kim Reynolds doe ...

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Letter: Blind partisan ambition will be our ruin

It is astounding to me, as a conservative, that Senate Republicans ignored three independent analyses which said the federal deficit will increase wit ...

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Letter: Tax bill will help the middle class

In response to Steven Patterson's Nov. 30 letter, #x201c;Waiting to speak with Congressman Blum,#x201d; I also tried to contact Congressman Rod Blum's ...

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Letter: Iowa values not reflected in Grassley’s comments

Sen. Chuck Grassley made the following comment to the Des Moines Register: #x201c;I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are inv ...

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Letter: Do not disrespect culture by removing symbol

I was shocked and saddened by City Council candidate Ashley Vanorny's desire to desecrate artwork in the guise of political correctness. What she want ...

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Letter: Hopeful tax bill isn’t as detrimental as feared

Definition of hope according to the Merriam Webster dictionary: #x201c;To want something to happen or be true, hoping for the best.#x201d;This is my h ...

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Letter: Keep the leaves and share the pumpkins

As we approach another season, I wanted to share two thoughts and suggestions. The leaves have fallen and most people spend hours raking them up for t ...

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Letter: Bring farm museum back to Cedar Rapids

As I read the Nov. 21 guest column by Jenny Schulz #x201c;Seize opportunity before us,#x201d; I was shocked to see one of her ideas was #x201c;An Amer ...

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Letter: Understand water impact before making decision

Regarding the Nov. 5 article #x201c;Homeowners look to Solon for safe water#x201d;:My first reaction was Gallery Acres West residents chose the respon ...

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Letter: DragonCam will help patrol rural highways

We need the DragonCam to help protect our fragile rural communities. The DragonCam is a handheld and in-vehicle use speed camera that takes pictures o ...

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Letter: Grassley’s comments are an embarrassment

As a citizen of the state of Iowa I have grown accustomed to hearing or reading comments made by Rep. Steve King being an embarrassment. Now it seems ...

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