To the editor:
If Sam Brownback believes that he needs to advise business owners about the tax cut they will receive next year, then he also should advise another group of Kansans. He should send letters to the people who receive the food sales tax refund and advise them to plan for the end of that refund next year. They need to be aware that beginning next year they will no longer receive the annual $45 or $90 per person that they have received in the past. That may not seem like much to many of us, but if a person lives on mainly Social Security, that amount is very welcome. Brownback might want to explain, if possible, that their sacrifice will make the Kansas income tax “fairer, flatter and simpler” and will “provide a jolt of adrenaline to the heart of the Kansas economy,” according to the brochure sent to business owners as reported in the Nov. 3 Lawrence Journal-World.