Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest and Minnesota to the north.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 42° N — Longitude: 93° W
Area: 145,746 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: US-IA
Measures of Freedom
2014: Overall rank: 9, fiscal policy rank: 30, regulatory policy rank: 5, personal freedom rank: 12, economic freedom rank: 16
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 153
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant [in Arnolds Park, Iowa]. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000 ... in fact, she has not been charged with any crime ..."Who takes your money before they prove that you've done anything wrong with it?" Hinders asks. "The federal government does," the article replies.
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Iowa" as of 29 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.