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Americans for Prosperity activists create ‘tax alert’ Web site

January 25, 2010

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— An anti-tax group is now using e-mails to alert Kansans quickly about legislative proposals to raise taxes.

Americans for Prosperity has set up a Web site, Kansas Tax Alert, where people can sign up for e-mails.

State Director Derrick Sontag says the group will send out an alert whenever a bill raising taxes is introduced in the House or Senate. Clicking on the alert will then allow recipients to send e-mails to legislators.

Sontag says the goal is to allow Kansans to contact their legislators quickly.

And taxes are on legislators' agenda this year. Gov. Mark Parkinson has proposed increasing sales and tobacco taxes to close a budget shortfall.

Comments

Centerville 4 years, 11 months ago

NIce to have another perspective. Thanks.

Citizen_X 4 years, 11 months ago

Checking the AFP website shows a lot misinformation. Nuanced twists on the manner in which they state information “When compared to our neighboring states, Kansas has the second highest personal and corporate income tax rates…” We only have four neighbors. The site is full of allegations, but very short on recommendations, other than don’t raise taxes. The current state budget crisis, regardless of its causes, is having a severe and negative impact on our public schools. If we need to raise taxes to pay for our children’s education, then do so!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 11 months ago

What they'd really like to do is transfer all property in the state to the Koch brothers.

Boston_Corbett 4 years, 11 months ago

They really don't need AFP to be the secret middle-men anymore.

The Supreme Court said last week that they can just go out and openly purchase their congressmen now.

Kat Christian 4 years, 11 months ago

I'm all for raising taxes for the purpose of funding schools. What we need is a website that tells just how much of that money actually goes into our schools and not politician's pockets or some other bull???? endeavor.

KSManimal 4 years, 11 months ago

"What we need is a website that tells just how much of that money actually goes into our schools and not politician's pockets or some other bull????"

http://budget.ks.gov/

PS - if AFP really care about government spending, perhaps they should volunteer to NOT drive on any tax-funded roadways. That way, less wear-and-tear and subsequently less $ spent. While they're at it, perhaps they should volunteer to NOT purchase any goods or services that require tax-funded roads to produce/transport/etc. While they're at it.....

Aw, maybe they just need a lesson on how our society's infrastructure works,....and how exactly it is that we pass knowledge on to the next generation....ensuring that civilization won't fizzle out once today's cohort dies off.

monkey_c 4 years, 11 months ago

Everytime Kansas has increased a cigarette tax it has reduced the state revenue. Probably good for our neighboring states revenues and the Indian Nations though. I support this group. Autie, do you know a bunch of AFPers? I doubt it, they are regular folks interested in defending what is theirs. There is nothing wrong with that.

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