Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 29, 1970 · Page 24
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W TtnMi HereM, e «rr »n, fa. | Thursday, Oct. 19, 1970 Fulton Aims Campaign At Tax System By CHUCK NOLAND Associated Press Writer The structure of Iowa's tax «ys)tem and the philosophy underlying it are time heart of former Robert Fulton's bid to return a Democrat ito the Iowa governor's mansion. Fulton, 41, of Waterloo, eon- tend* the policies of his opponent, incumbent Republican Gov. Robert D. Ray, have pushed the state to the brink of financial ruin while placing an intolerable burden an the , property tax for financing fe. ' ftal government services. "Two year* ago, fflhie govern' mr na on a seductive political promise of no state tax In- croate," Fulton says. "He was elected on that promise, and to fill it he raised 23 fees and other hidden taxes; shifted mil- 3km of dollars from one-shot 1 appropriations to meet recur- fag expenses; and, most telling 1 us? all, cut back the level of state aid to school districts from 36 per cent under the previous administration to 27 per cent of i fflne total school cost" Fulton, who was a part of that , previous administration as lieutenant governor for four years . under Harold Hughes, says the eut 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 fil the gap left by decreased State aid. And the property tax, Fulton says, hits hardest at those who cem least afford to pay-4he middle-income and below, the small 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 reliance on property .taxes, he says, ^is "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 ithey can send their children for more education; sup' port the airports they use most; buy and develop the recreational areas they have more time land 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 of local services to increase efficiency and lower costs. •-"Iowans cannot continue to have it both ways," he says. "They cannot continue to press for reductions in the burden of the property tax, as they should, . and yet at the same time countenance duplication and inefficiency in the handling of local service." Fulton and his Democratic . running-mates have come under fire from Ray and other Republicans for an alleged negativism in their comments on what they see as the state's problems. Ray has charged they are long on complaints but short on programs. Jn response to that charge, Fulton told a Democratic luncheon audience in Keokuk recently; "When we point out the problems in our state it's not .complaining, it's just facing up to.your responsibility." And Fuflltan is hardly short on proposed programs. His major proposals include: '- •;• ^-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 ed by the governor. —Getting other top state officials involved in the overall Wordings of government as liaisons between agencies and the COM 1 1 • governor, and having them directly involved in formulating and implementing administrative proposals pushed by the fovernor. Three Days of Fast and Furious 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 price! 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 confidence 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 refused. Here Are The Genial Ghosts Who Will Help You Find Truly Outstanding Bargains For Your Home! fci V ORVILLE BIERL KENNETH FOLEY JAMES REIFF BILL STICKROD Big Lovely 84-Inch SOFAS These are beautiful, 100% nylon covers, your choice of gold, avocado, blue or brown. This Is An Amazing Safe And The Values Amazing Too $ DINETTE SETS •f LAMPS Price Cut Every Lamp in the Store Pole lamps, table lamps, swag lamps, big lamps, small lamps, what a ^ chance to buy for Christ- / •V. mas and save! \ 4 Pieces THESE PRICES GOOD FOR % OFF 12 Sets Only These ore all new styles, beautiful coverings, formica • top tables. '<• LAY-AWAY FURNITURE NOW FOR CHRISTMAS AT SALE PRICES 3 BEDROOM SETS DAYS ONLY Due to the tremendous price cuts, no sales at these prices after Sunday at 5 p.m. Big roomy chest and dresser, smart modern matching headboard and mir- . ror. id there are 27 other drooms here to choose from at sale prices. BIERL S PARKWAY FURNITURE CARPET . , . DRAPERIES East of Carroll Hwy. 30 STORE HOURS 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 1 to 5 p.m Sunday Buy Now On Easy Payments No Payments Till Next Year

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