Archive for Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Statehouse Live: Brownback sells tax plan in Colorado

October 9, 2012


— Last week at the Colorado Conservative Political Action Committee meeting in Denver, Gov. Sam Brownback was cheered when he invited people to move to Kansas to take advantage of his new tax cuts.

Brownback, a Republican, also said state government went from a $500 million deficit to $500 million surplus in two fiscal years without raising taxes. However, in the legislative session before Brownback was elected, the Legislature approved and then-Gov. Mark Parkinson, a Democrat, signed into law a temporary sales tax increase that helped produce revenue in Brownback's first two years in office.

Here is Brownback's comment to the Colorado CPAC. It starts at 5:32 of this video.

"We did not raise taxes. We just cut our taxes. And by the way, I want to invite anybody here to move to Kansas, so you hunt pheasant, have a good time, and if you're an LLC, or sub-S, or sole proprietorship, zero state income tax. Zero state income tax in the state of Kansas," Brownback said.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

"And by the way, I want to invite anybody here to move to Kansas, so you hunt pheasant, have a good time, and if you're an LLC, or sub-S, or sole proprietorship, zero state income tax. Zero state income tax in the state of Kansas,""

And you'd better bring an educated and trained work force with you, because once Brownback gets done destroying the schools and universities, you won't find them in Kansas.

hyperinflate 5 years ago

Two years from now he'll be inviting people to move to Kansas and ask them to bring rocks with them so we can all bang them together.

I, hyperinflate, will state for the record on October 9, 2012 at 9:50AM that this does not end well.

deec 5 years ago

Touting the success of a program that hasn't gone into effect yet.

headdoctor 5 years ago

Of Course. Brownback is so self assured of his own bad taste he wants to impose it on everyone. He isn't happy with just dismantling Kansas. He thinks spreading the insanity to other states will help his Presidential delusions of grandeur become reality. His delusions only.

James Nelson 5 years ago

Only six times? Are you Kidding? Back in the 50s CEOs made about 40 times that of a production worker. Today it is in the 1000s. CEO pay is haywire and compensation committee members on corporate boards should all be tossed until they get the message. Its all in the hands of stockholders and board members rarely hold a majority of the stock so get busy stockholders.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

It's not just CEO's-- it's also the other top officers in these corporations, and the incestuous BOD's they sit on for each other, approving these ridiculous pay packages for each other.

patkindle 5 years ago

colorado may start taxing marijuana, that will be a real joke

paulveer 5 years ago

Now expecting the trolls to attack Scott for his pinko-liberal slant in pointing out the true reason for the revenue increase.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years ago

I think even THEY find it hard to defend what is indefensible.

JackMcKee 5 years ago

When did the Republican Party go insane? So far not one single major employer has credited Sam's tax scam for moving to Kansas. We lost two major employers which said they didn't consider it a compelling reason to stick around. Sam is taking credit for the revenue generated by his predecessors sales tax increase. There is no logical way to explain what Sam Brownback is saying. I think he could actually be mentally ill.

chootspa 5 years ago

Sociopathic. I've said it all along.

cowboy 5 years ago

Alright Savior Sam , wheres the effing beef ?

Can you provide us the results i.e. # of LLC's newly registered in Kansas versus the last few years ?

5 years ago

And here I thought LLC was pass thru income to my personal income, I don't pay income tax on my biz anyways. Or is he saying that biz income will be exempt on my personal income tax? Can someone clarify?

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years ago

Go ahead Governor Brownback. Don't stop with Colorado! Hit every state with your wit and wisdom. You have plenty of time to take a LONG trip. It is probably best if you spend MORE time in other states. Hopefully, it would Lessen the damage you do here.Oh, and take Kobach with you. He is a Pro at working in OTHER states.

verity 5 years ago

Bridge to Nowhere---or a low water bridge?

Commenting has been disabled for this item.