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On Fairness of Brownback's tax proposals debated


Karl_Hungus 1 year, 2 months ago

Brownback had better hope that there is no god because if there is, he will be going to HELLLLLLL brahahahahahahahaaaaa


autie 1 year, 2 months ago

If the ultimate goal is to eliminate personal income tax, can someone please tell me how we are to fund the services of this state? Where will that funding shift? It is only about half of the SGF. Alaska/Texas/South Dakota/Wyoming all have mineral production to tax. Florida has tourist to tax. We have...a lot of baloney and hot air in Topeka.


question4u 1 year, 2 months ago

Jordan shrugged off such criticism, saying of the governor’s opponents, “Everyone’s trying to find a crack in the wall.”

There, in a nutshell, is the problem. Looking at anything so complicated as a radical reshaping of tax structures as if it were as simple as a wall is, to put it bluntly simpleminded. Jordan, no doubt, isn't simpleminded, but he must think that most Kansans are. He certainly knows that the report has major flaws. Ignoring the effects of Brownback's sales tax hike is not a crack, it's a chasm.

Education provides the surest means of getting out of poverty. Even Brownback's staunchest allies can't call him a friend of education and keep a straight face. Tax policies implemented through actions like cutting educational programs meant to help at-risk students cannot be said to benefit the poor.

The part of Jordan's metaphor that does make sense is the implication that Brownback's tax plan is less than transparent and that every effort has been made to keep anyone from looking into it too closely. If you have to throw up a wall around your ideas, how strong can they really be on their own?


Richard Heckler 1 year, 2 months ago

Unfortunately ALEC and a large majority of the republican party got married to the idea that working class blue and white collars make too much money. Talk about living in glass houses. Right to Work means lower wages.

ALEC and Repubs Busting unions is about YOU working for less money Union or NOT = monster corporate profits!!.

ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that.

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights.

These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.

In ALEC's own words, corporations have "a VOICE and a VOTE" on specific changes to the law that are then proposed in your state. DO YOU?

United States of ALEC – Bill Moyers

ALEC – The Voice of Corporate Special Interests in State Legislatures

ALEX EXPOSED – The Koch Connection

ALEC – Ghostwriting The Law for Corporate America


ALEC Private Schools - Corporate Education Reformers Plot Next Steps at Secretive Meeting


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