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Kansas Legislature

Conservative groups to host discussion on tax reform

March 28, 2013

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Three conservative groups will host a forum next week at Kansas University focusing on tax overhaul plans being considered in the Kansas Legislature.

"The Economics of Kansas Tax Reform: A Story of Sustained Progress" is being sponsored by the Douglas County Republican Party, the Kansas Sovereignty Coalition and Young Americans for Liberty.

Speakers at the event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Kansas Union, will include Art Hall, director of the Center for Applied Economics at KU, as well as Dave Trabert and Todd Davidson, both of the Kansas Policy Institute.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion that will also include Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan, state budget director Steve Anderson, Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson (R-Andover) and Rep. Paul Davis (D-Lawrence.

Comments

Steve Bunch 1 year, 9 months ago

Sounds like they needed a token sane person so they invited Davis.

Hadley_says 1 year, 9 months ago

They "invited" Davis, but I'm not sure he accepted the invitation. If these people had any gumption, they should have invited Duane Goossen, a former Republican state rep, and former State Budget Director. He knows the state budget inside and out, and can easily identify the lies and implications that this cast of characters will throw out.

Might as well call this the Koch Brothers Tax Conference.

nominalize 1 year, 9 months ago

I have a feeling that the Kansas legislature's attempt to out-Texas Texas isn't going to work out

chootspa 1 year, 9 months ago

I've been to Texas. They complain about the property and sales tax, y'all.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 9 months ago

If we could all live in your imaginary world, I'm sure it'd be the paradise that you conjure up.

Richard Heckler 1 year, 9 months ago

Rt Wing Anti Women Libertarian Neocon Fundamentalist Tea Party for Economic Terrorism uses the term reform rather loosely. Nick Jordan and tax reform are two very different animals.

If taxpayers want to cut the cost of school districts and all government bodies substantially we go here. http://www.pnhp.org/facts/single-payer-resources

Richard Heckler 1 year, 9 months ago

Nick Jordan represents wasteful and reckless spending of tax dollars in a very big way. By ripping off workers income taxes. http://www.jimhightower.com/node/7723#.UVWV5L_3CX0

Eileen Jones 1 year, 9 months ago

Brownback is not reducing taxes, he is just shifting the entire burden to those who have the least.

He ought to at least admit he doesn't believe anything Jesus taught.

verity 1 year, 9 months ago

These ideologues will stop at nothing when their beliefs are questioned. If their beliefs aren't true, they have nothing. The whole foundation of their world is knocked out from under them. Trying to persuade them with facts is totally a waste of time and energy. The only thing we can do is expose them for the fools they are and vote them out of office.

verity 1 year, 9 months ago

They are NOT conservatives!

That is an insult to the word and to true conservatives. It gives them a cachet which they certainly do not deserve.

Hadley_says 1 year, 9 months ago

They "invited" Davis, but I'm not sure he has accepted the invitation. If these people had any intellectual courage, they should have invited Duane Goossen, a former Republican state rep, and former State Budget Director. He knows the state budget inside and out, and can easily identify the lies and implications that this cast of characters will throw out.

Might as well call this the Koch Brothers Tax Propaganda Conference.

jafs 1 year, 9 months ago

If liberals shouldn't define conservative, then conservatives shouldn't define liberal.

Kathleen Ammel 1 year, 9 months ago

Why don't all you commenters go to the forum & make your oh so irrefutable points instead of snarking from the safety of your basements.

Dave Trabert 1 year, 9 months ago

There will be plenty of time for questions and I especially hope those opposed to or concerned about tax reform come and speak up.

chootspa 1 year, 9 months ago

He's taking names and blowing smoke. And he's all out of smoke.

Dave Trabert 1 year, 9 months ago

So come on out from anonymity and test your theory. Looking forward to meeting you.

chootspa 1 year, 9 months ago

Sock puppets asking ironic questions are ironic.

verity 1 year, 9 months ago

Considering the title, I think the conclusion has been foreordained.

What sustained progress? The sliver we have so far certainly has been anything but progress and history tells us this theory (and story) does not work.

Yes, if you really want someone with intelligence, working knowledge, and personal integrity, invite Duane Goossen. Then I might consider it worth my time to come.

Kathleen Ammel 1 year, 9 months ago

Isn't it worth your time to go & enlighten everyone how wrong they are? Not able to hold up your end of the debate?

verity 1 year, 9 months ago

LISTENING to Duane Goossen would be worth my time as he bases his words and ideas on facts.

I see nowhere that attendees will be given a chance to talk.

chootspa 1 year, 9 months ago

Trabert says a lot of things, and his definition of "plenty" may differ from verity's.

According to the flyer, there's no mention of time for questions. The flyer also lists Paul Davis and Tom Holland as invited but not as confirmed attendees.

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