Three Iowa families shared part of the spotlight with President George Bush during his visit to Des Moines Thursday . Speaking on federal tax day, Bush used the three families as examples of why he wants to make the income tax cuts permanent, and to keep the inheritance tax from returning. Bush introduced Ted Stuart, the C-E-O of Architectural Architecture in Des Moines — a custom milling company.He says Stuart is a subchapter “S” corporation paying income taxes on an individual level. Bushy says when you hear “tax on the rich” Stuart is one of those being taxed. That in reference to democrat John Kerry, who say he’d repeal the tax cuts for the “rich.” Bush says Stuart used the tax cuts to hire 20 new workers.He says Stuart told him that without the tax relief, he wouldn’t have hired as many people. He says Stuart says the tax cuts gave him the money and confidence to expand. Bush also pointed out Marci and Rob Chenoweth of Des Moines.He says the Chenoweth’s save 27-hundred dollars on their tax bill thanks to the child tax credits. Bush says Chenoweth told him he spent some of the money on auto repairs — and says with a family of four, you’d better have a car that can run. He says Chenoweth was also able to put more money into his retirement account. The final family Bush mentioned was Jim and Ann Sage of Waterloo. Bush says 71-year-old Jim Sage is a ninth generation farmer. He says Sage wants his children to be the tenth generation to farm. He says the farm is the Sage’s asset and they ought to be able to leave their farm to who they want to leave it to without the interference of the federal government. Bush’s staff released figures saying the average tax refund this year has been almost 21-hundred dollars.
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