April 23, 2014 |
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Interesting news article and discussion about the "glide path to zero" strategy going on here:
"Brownback is pitching his package as a five-year plan to position Kansas for phasing out individual income taxes."
Remember the last government to implement five-year plans? No, I'm sure Brownback doesn't either.
5 year plan !!!??
I take it that browncrack doesn't know he will not be re-elected ??!!
I don't know of anyone who thinks he's doing a good job !
"Some Republican lawmakers worried about getting tagged as tax increasers only a year after the state enacted massive income tax reductions to stimulate the economy."
I find that interesting.
That massive economic growth that Brownback was talking about to end the "lost decade" better happen soon...
I imagine Christ will have returned long before we see that happening.
So, given the time frame Brownback is looking at here I think he's being quite shrewd with this policy. He has one term left and is up for reelection next year. He wants to create budget surpluses to run on in the short term for his election in 2014 (i.e. the deduction limits) then be on the way out when the deficits hit.
"Some Republicans are sticking with Brownback for now because they support his long-term goal of phasing out individual income taxes."
No Sen. Larry Powell YOU don't ruin Kansas simply because you want no individual income taxes. You were not elected to blindly support a governor..... have YOU no self respect?
Brownback does not care who is against the ALEC agenda. He is there to move it forward no matter if republicans agree with him or not.
IF the greater majority of the Kansas legislation voted his plan down he will simply exercise his executive privilege and say to hell with all who disagree with him.
The fact of the matter all Kansas Congressional members are on the ALEC bandwagon. And have been for several years.
It's truly frightening when Brownback has to try to act as a moderating influence on the ALEC-inspired, hair-on-fire, wacko tea baggers that much of our sent to the Capitol.
They aren't interested in a glide path to zero, but rather a crash path.
Yep-- playing a denialist's game with the rules of addition and subtraction comes back to bite you pretty quickly.
if you eliminate the claim of interest on mortgages, isn't that a tax increase?
A rose is a rose by any other name!
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