Deficit, green jobs divide an Iowa town
Voters fear tax credit is not sustainable
The continuation of a wind-energy tax credit has proved to be a point of contention between President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney as they compete for the votes of Iowans. Obama favors extending the tax credit past its Dec. 31 expiration and has visited Newton to lobby Congress for it. Romney opposes it, saying all energy sources should compete on the merits. The issue has split opinion in Newton, which is struggling to recover from a Maytag plant closing.