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Letter: Token effort

March 1, 2013


To the editor:

How comforting that our governor gives money to the homeless on Mass Street and spends 20 minutes asking how he can help (Journal-World, Feb. 25)! It serves as an outlet for the considerable spare change in his pocket as a result of his tax policies. As to how he can help, how about not adding 6.3 percent to the cost of their food in order to bestow a hefty tax break on the Koch brothers and other allies?

As the governor’s tax and social policies take effect, he will inevitably have many more sources of advice and recipients for his alms.


Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 3 months ago

I know what he could do! He could push through the house and senate of Kansas an exemption for the sales tax on food to be prepared at home, as has been done in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. That would make a major difference in the budget of many people that are on a limited budget.

Would that be too much to ask?

Probably yes.

Bill Getz 5 years, 3 months ago

The Governor has said " The poor will always be among us." I say that we shall always have illiberal conniving hypocritical weasels among us too, though seldom so many in public office at one time.

Dan Eyler 5 years, 3 months ago

It was a democrat governor who raised the sales tax to begin with. Maybe we forgot that. It was democrats who cut school spending in the last major cuts. I am certain that everyone has forgotten this, didn't know this or continue to live the a world of denial. Democrat governor Parkinson increased sales tax to it current limit in 2010 and he cut education by 4.8 percent the same year. Wouldn't want you to forget about that.

Katara 5 years, 3 months ago

And it was a temporary sales tax increase designed to sunset this year. Gov. Brownback and the Legislature wants to keep the temporary sales tax increase as it will be used to fund his tax cuts for 191,000 businesses. I am certain that you have forgotten this, didn't know this or continue to live in a world of denial.

geoismeo 5 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the reminder Mr. Brownback.

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