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Suggestions for the Idaho Legislature

Greetings Idaho State legislators: cc: Governor Little and Lt. Governor Bedke: Some items to consider:

TAXES: The Idaho Tax Commission is canceling the Circuit Breaker Program for many seniors on fixed incomes because the inflated property values has disqualified them. A friend with a home that has been paid for years lost her Circuit Breaker because her property value exceeds the Tax Commission rules. Her income has NOT increased for years! She filed an appeal to the Tax Commission which was a joke! It was a total waste of time to appeal! She met with the lawyer for the tax commission. He said he could not grant her desire to have the Circuit Breaker restored. He said the legislature (meaning you) would have to change the law.

Taxes should be based on income, not property value! Senior citizens on a fixed income are being taxed out of their homes. Please pass a law to base taxes on income not inflated home values. Thank you.

EDUCATION: While the governor is correct that we are likely headed for a recession, however, he proposed another big increase in education spending. The education budget has been increased 29% in the last two years. The governor’s special session gave education over $300 million more dollars. Where is the money going? I understand supplemental levies are still to be used to raise more money for local school’s needs!

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What are the results. Our students are not reading at grade level. The same is true for math. Get rid of Common Core which is dumbing down our students. Common Core comes through the US. Dept. of Education from the un-American United Nations. According to an Idaho university professor friend, he said incoming freshman are largely Socialists. They do not have any appreciation for the principles that made this country great!

For civics and American history, I would recommend, “The 5000 Year Leap” which outlines the 28 principles of liberty and freedom contained in The Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution. This one book would make a big difference in Idaho education!

Stop the drag queen presentations and CRT and transgender promotion. Stop the formation of Satan clubs in our schools and colleges.

MEDICAL: Medicaid payments WILL bankrupt the state unless it is drastically modified. I understand that over 200,000 people in Idaho literally get FREE health care. An emergency care nurse told me that the same people come in almost weekly for assistance. Most could be treated at home she said. This must stop before it bankrupts the state.

MARIJUANA: Do not legalize: Car accidents and insurance will go up drastically as it has in states that have legalized it. In California before moving to Idaho, I had a pot smoking lab assistant. He was worthless when high on pot!

Please let me know you will take a stand to uphold the US and Idaho Constitutions and the Republican platform. Thanks.

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6 replies on “Suggestions for the Idaho Legislature

I have to ask: Did your friend vote Bundy who wanted to get rid of property taxes or did he/she vote for Doo-Little? Unfortunately, most don’t study the ticket they vote party line and then wonder what happened?

Paying the same teachers more money will not deliver different results! One will only get more of the same with less return on investment. I can tell you from first-hand knowledge that 90% of the “educators” and administrators are not worth what they are paid and the general public is getting ripped off along with the student body! Stop spending on elitist sports programs–cancel them for 5 years and use those funds to educate! Stop with the entertainment and focus on learning. Disallow student mobile phones on premises! Create a discipline policy for bad behavior and non-performance. It wouldn’t take long to straighten out the mess but no one has the guts/stomach or courage to do it! There is no leadership in the school districts! I could go on…but no one is listening!

I didn’t vote for Doo Little or Bundy…neither were qualified. As for taxes I like the property taxes to be based on income…that would allow the seniors to keep the homes….or how about a 17% flat rate tax for all?

I did not vote for either Doo Little or Bundey…and proud of it! I do like the suggestion of basing the property tax on income….sounds fair to me! How about a flat tax of 17% across the board….all good for seniors and allowing them to remain in the homes.

With all due respect, CK, if you didn’t vote for Bundy you effectively voted for Little and therefore don’t really understand how elections work.
You can certainly vote your principles and support a libertarian who gets 1 percent of the vote, but understand that your vote is essentially thrown away. Don’t then act like you have a seat at the table- you stood up and walked away with your vote on principle.

Any idea where can one find info on this in order to educate oneself and others? Politics for dummies, maybe?

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