To the editor:
Kudos to Judy Grant for her letter to the editor of Jan. 30 titled “Statehouse bully.” It is right on target.
From his decisions to defund the Kansas Arts Commission, close SRS offices and cut funding to our schools, the governor has shown disdain for the poor, disabled and lower-income residents of Kansas. And now comes an effort to eliminate or drastically cut the Kansas income tax, which will have the ultimate effect of raising local property and sales taxes. The governor ignores the fact that states such as Texas and Florida have alternate methods of funding to offset their lack of income taxes, be it oil, natural gas or tourism.
According to a Journal-World article in the Jan. 28 issue by Scott Rothschild, a nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the governor’s proposals will create a new giveaway to large businesses at the expense of state services and other taxpayers.
Since there seems to be little interest in recalling Gov. Brownback, it seems the only option we have is to make sure he is a one-term governor. Only then will we be able to begin repairing the damage done.