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\\; i \\; ", Page Four N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 3, 2011 Halloween At City Hall City of Norwalk employees celebrated Halloween Friday, Oct. 28 dressed as Norwalk's Roller Derby Team. Employees Shelley Heisdorffer a/k/a Princess Spar Kill, Jo Snyder a/k/a Eva D Struction, Jeff Rosien, referee, Jodi Powers a/k/a Short Fuse and Kathy Timmerman as Rumble Kitty. Staffphoto by Mary Lou Gray. SUBSCRIBE TODAY! Send $18 check or money order for a one year subscription to PO Box 325, Norwalk, IA 50211 Legislative News By State Representative Julian B. Garrett julian.garrett@legis.state.ia.us Do Lower Business Taxes Create Jobs? I have been thinking for some time that I should dis- cuss tax reduction as a way to increase economic activ- ity and to create new jobs in the private sector. I have read a number of articles recently that argue that tax cuts do not increase economic activity and jobs. This debate goes on both in the U.S. Congress and the Iowa Legislature. I believe most people understand that businesses make decision based on their cost of producing the goods or services that they sell and the revenue they believe they can generate by selling those goods or ser- vices. If they believe that they can sell additional goods or services for more than it costs to produce them, they will produce more. If they believe that by hiring an ad- ditional employee they can produce more goods or ser- vices for less that they can sell them for, over a r4ason- able time, they will hire an additional employee. It is obvious that taxes are a cost of doing business, as are raw materials, transportation, labor etc. Also, the lower the price of whatever a business sells, the more it will sell. Isn't it obvious then that if taxes are lower, meaning the cost of producing a product or service is lower, a business can lower its prices and sell more of whatever it sells, continuing to make a profit? This will then encourage that business to hire additional employ- ees to produce the additional products or services that it can now sell at a profit. I suppose some might argue that the business will not expand, but will continue selling the same products or services with an increased profit margin. The prob- lem with that is that competitors will then be able to lower their prices and take business away from the busi- ness we are discussing. Historically, most businesses will expand if they can do so profitably. Based on these same principles, increasing taxes on businesses, as some advocate, increases the cost of do- ing business and reduces the goods or services a busi- ness can sell for more than the cost of production and can easily result in layoffs. Of course, there are other factors that determine whether a given business grows or contracts, not the least of which is the skill and dedication of the manage- ment. We must take into account that lowering tax rates may result in lower revenues in the short run, though resulting in increased revenue in the long run as busi- ness activity increases. I believe we must rely on the private sector for the increased economic activity and job creation that we all want. Government must take care not to make it more difficult on businesses to oper- ate. Reasonable tax rates and regulations are a step in the right direction. As always, feel free to contact me with your ideas or concerns at julian.garrett@ legis.state.ia.us or 515-281- 3221. [Did You Know? (NAPS)-- This season's pencil skirts and winter shorts show off must-have legwear in beautiful sheers and a vari- :vc+.x , ,'t/ .'-- +., --- .,TN ety of tights in soft: texture and unexpected patterns, say the experts at HanesBrands Inc., the top-selling sheer hosiery manufacturer in America. POLICE REPORT Disclaimer: All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. October 21 Officer was dispatched to the 200 block of Cherry Street to investigate an Assault report; case is cur- rently under investigation. Officer was dispatched to Center Street/South Av- enue to investigate a Prop- erty Damage Accident. Vehicle driven by Cody Lynn Nelson, 16, Des Moines, collided with a vehicle driven by Nicole Lynn Weliver, 33, Norwalk. Weliver was cited for Unsafe Turn. October 23 While on patrol, an Of- ricer initiated a Traffic Stop and" George Adalbe Romer0-Hernandez, 19, Des Moines, was arrested and charged with Posses- sion of Cocaine with Intent to Deliver, Tax Stamp Vio- lation and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Alex Arturo Fierro Zuniga, 18, Des Moines, was arrested and charged with Posses- sion of Drug Parapherna- lia, Possession of Alcohol Underage and No Driver's license. (NAPS)--Hummus is made from a blend of chick- peas, sesame paste, herbs and spices. 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