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Letter to the Editor

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - Updated: 3:52 PM

Tkaczyk deceiving the public

To the editor:

In the recent editorial by Sen. Tkaczyk published by the Recorder, Tkaczyk disgracefully attempted to deceive the public about her vote to extend the 18-A surcharge that every senior, consumer and business is burdened with. For those of you who are unaware of this hidden tax, the 18-A surcharge is on every one of our utility bills and is partially the reason why we pay some of the highest electric rates in the nation.

In a slick political maneuver, Tkaczyk informed readers that she voted to repeal the tax, but conveniently left out that she voted for Senate Bill 2608 which extended the 18-A Tax that was set to expire at the end of 2013. So either she didn't know what was in the bill she voted for or she is desperately trying to fool the public into thinking she didn't vote for a massive tax increase that will be paid for by all of us.

I believe this speaks volumes about the freshman senator's integrity. If she was that opposed to the tax she should have voted against the bill that actually extended it. Rather, she places more importance on a vote for a bill which she knew would never become law in order to fool the Recorder's readers and the constituents she represents. This type of political maneuvering is disgraceful and we should expect more from our elected officials.

Katie Evenson Bottger,

Ames

     

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