To the editor:
Iowa was ranked the number one state in the country by U.S. News and World Report. With 2.5 percent unemployment, the second-lowest in the country, Iowa’s job creation has provided more opportunities in advanced manufacturing, welding, computer science, finance, healthcare and many high-value service jobs, most of which do not require a college degree.
Under Gov. Reynolds’ bipartisan Future Ready Iowa Act, which passed unanimously, education for these jobs will be available to learn the necessary skills, allowing employers to hire the best employees and expand those businesses. The need for trade skills is now being addressed.
With a balanced budget and surplus of $127 million, our economic stability will further move us ahead.
Gov. Reynolds is working to have high-speed broadband internet statewide, not only for residential, business and schools. Our farmers also need it to ensure maximum crop management, efficiency and productivity.
Looking at Fred Hubble’s ideas, he seems to think he can tax Iowa into prosperity. History shows it just doesn’t work that way. I prefer to keep more of my hard-earned money to spend or invest as I see fit, not squandered by ambitious politicians with little fiscal restraint or imposing job-killing regulations.
You don’t move ahead punishing achievement. We can’t afford to go back to our anemic past. Keep Iowa moving. Elect Kim Reynolds and Adam Gregg.