Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 29, 1970 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

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12 fftrtW, Carrvfl, te. Thortday, Oct. 29, 1970 Fulton Aims Campaign At Tax System By CHUCK NOLAND Atteelated PrtM Writer The structure of Iowa's tax system and the philosophy underlying ft are the heart of former Robert Fulton's bid to return a Democrat to the Iowa mansion, PuHen, 41, of Waterlet, can- fen* the policies of hit opponent, Incumbent Republican Qev. Robert D. Ray, have pushed the state to the brink el financial ruin while placing M Intolerable burden en the i preperty tax far financhf to> MM ejeverninent services* Two year* ago, flw govern•or no on a seductive political grantee of no rtaita tax to: ereeJH," Fulton says. "He was elected on that promise, and to M it he raised 23 fees and 4ttar hidden taxes; shifted mil< Hem of dollars from one-shot 1 ftppropriaitians to meet recur* ling expenses; and, most te lot ail, cut bade the level o fltate aid to school districts from 38 per cent under the previous administration to 27 per cent of i the total school cost" Fulton, who was a part of that , previous administration as lieutenant governor for four years under Harold Hughes, says the cut in state percentage of aid to school districts helped trigger "the most precipitous raise in property taxes in recent history." Property taxes rose, he says, to fill the gap left by decreased State aid. And the property tax, Fulton says, hits hardest at those who con least afford to pay—*he middle-income and below, the Ismail businessman, the elderly and persons on fixed incomes. Holding taxes down is not the Issue and is unrealistic, says Fulton, though he says all available means should be exploited to increase revenues without raising taxes. The issue, Fulton says, is who pays— and how. At fault for the heavy reli- ,ance on property .taxes, he says, ^fe "the mistaken conception" that the poor pay the least taxes and benefit the most. He maintains it is instead the more affluent who benefit from public fund's. The money is spent to build the schools to Which itlhey can send their children for more education; sup' port the airports they use most; buy and develop the recreational areas they have more time and money to enjoy; and fight pollution caused by our industrial society, more of whose products they consume. Fulton proposed a graduate state income tax at upper income levels (the last jump now comes at $9,500 and, as a last resort, an increase to four per cent in the sales tax, coupled with increased state aid to local school districts and governmental units. With this would come expanded state programs and an emphasis on reorganization of state government and consolidation ot focal services to increase efficiency and lower costs. "lowans cannot continue t< have it both ways," he says "They cannot continue to pres, for reductions in the burden o the property tax, as they should . arid yet at the same time coun tenance duplication and ineffi ciency in the handling of loca service." Fulton and his Democratic running-mates have come un ^der fire from Ray and other Republicans for an alleged nega tivisni in their comments on What they see as the state's problems. Ray has charged they are long on complaints but shor on programs. Jh response to that charge .Fulton told a Democratic luncheon audience in Keokuk recent ly; "When we point out the problems in our state it's noi .complaining, it's just facing up to.,your responsibility." And Fulton is hardly short on proposed programs. His major proposals include: t-Abolishing the secretaries of state and agriculture, treasurer, auditor and attorney general as elective offices. All but the auditor, who would be elected by the legislature, would be appoint•4 by fie governor. -letting other top state officials involved in the overall workings of government as liaisons between agencies and the governor, and having them directly involved in formulating and Implementing administrative proposal* pushed by the fwtrnor. Three Days of Fast and lurious Selling—Terrific Values in Beautiful Furniture to Dress Up Your Home Right Now! FRIDAY - SATURDAY - SUNDAY An Exciting Bargain Festival Worth Driving 100 Miles (or Savings for You of 20%-30%-40% and Even More Sale Starts Friday at 9:00 A.M. and You Positively Cannot Pay Full Price in This Sale WE GUARANTEE YOU'LL SAVE AT fc LEAST 20% IN * THIS SALE! EVEN THOUGH there's no sale price tag on any item you see in the store . . . you can buy it on the spot and we'll give you a 20% price cut! NOW SHARE IN THE GREATEST Halloween treat you have ever seen . . . TREMENDOUS SAVINGS for your home just when you need new furniture . . . just ahead of the stay-at- home season. It starts Friday, when the doors open and we guarantee you cannot pay full price in this sale. You won't believe it till you see it ... THIS beautiful new store . . . Room after room of beautiful furniture and carpet and you can buy any item you want for a sale pricel THIS IS A BONA-FIDE MARKDOWN SALE . . The prices on this furniture originally were reasonable, sensible fair market prices . . . BUT NOW . . . THE SALE PRICES are REAL REDUCTIONS from the regular prices. You can buy in this sale with complete con* fidence that you are getting a bargain, and if you are the kind of buyer that has to have a genuine bargain before you buy, then this sale is for you. The items listed here are just examples of savings all over the store. Come, share in the excitement and savings. WE'RE READY TO WHEEL AND DEAL IN THIS SALE! WE'RE OUT TO BREAK SALES RECORDS And if you see any item that doesn't have a sale tag on it . just make us an offer if you really want to buy it. No reasonable offer will be reused. Here Are The Genial Ghosts Who Will Help You Truly Outstanding Bargains For Your Home! p! : ]1i |! i!B'5^ w:^!'!;;*!^^^ ORVILLE BIERL KENNETH FOLEY Big Lovely " 84-Inch SOFAS This Is An Amazing Sale And The Values Amazing Too if These are beautiful, 100% nylon ! I covers, your choice of gold, avo- | cado, blue or brown. $ 68 »< « LAMPS 30 Every Lamp in the Store Pole lamps, table lamps, swag lamps, big lamps, small lamps, what a chance to buy for Christ mas and save! DINETTE SETS THESE PRICES GOOD FOR r i/ 40 % OFF i-A v\\ 12 Sets Only These are all new styles, beautiful coverings, formica ^ tablei - 3 DAYS ONLY Due to the tremendous price cuts, no sale* at these prices after Sunday at 5 p.m. LAY-AWAY FURNITURE NOW FOR CHRISTMAS AT SALE PRICES (••••((^••••••••••••••••^•^••^••^•^•^•^•^•^•^•^•^•^B^g^^^^fl^^^— BIERL'S I PARKWAY FURNITURE CARPIT . , . DRAPERIES East of Carroll Hwy, 30 STORE HOURS 9 o.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 1 to 5 p.m Sunday JAMES REIFF BILL STICKROD 4 Pieces BEDROOM SETS Big roomy eheit and dresser, smart modern matching headboard and mir- And there are 27 other bedroomi here to ehooie from at tale prices. Buy Now On Easy Payments No Payments Till Next Year

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