Letter to the Editor: Submitted by Karen Pratte

To the Editor:

Hardworking families are struggling to make ends meet. Their pocketbooks are getting skinnier and skinnier due to Greedflation. Big corporations are price gouging and exploiting consumers with high, inflated prices while taking in record profits and giving executives lavish bonuses. They are doing this because they can, and because they know everyone needs to eat and put fuel in their cars.

Under Governor Kim Reynolds and her party’s legislators, Greedflation worsens. Their flat tax scheme, which they passed in the final days of the legislative session, benefits the wealthy who will pay less in taxes. This will definitely fatten their wallets. Everyday Iowans will pay more (sales, property, income taxes) on top of the already high prices charged by the corporations.

However, there is hope on the horizon. Our current administration is taking action against corporate greed through measures like the Price Gouging Prevention Act which cracks down on corporations and holds them accountable for excessively raising prices. Another is reforming the tax system which ensures billionaires, millionaires and the wealthy pay their fair share.

We can help by choosing leaders who prioritize the needs of everyday Iowans.  When we have leaders who work for us, our future will be brighter and together we can build a fairer and more just country where everyone has the opportunity to get ahead and succeed.

Karen Pratte