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Brownback’s tax proposals panned by anti-tax activist

January 26, 2015

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— National anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is urging Kansas legislators to reject Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to increase the state’s tobacco and alcohol taxes to help close state budget shortfalls.

Norquist sent a letter Monday to legislators, saying the proposed tax increases would hurt poor and working-class taxpayers the most.

Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform and previously has praised Brownback for successfully persuading Kansas lawmakers to slash the state’s personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013.

The state is facing budget shortfalls totaling more than $710 million in its current budget and its budget for the fiscal year beginning in July.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Brownback shrugged off the criticism, saying in a brief interview Monday that his proposals are a starting point.

Comments

Greg Cooper 3 years, 2 months ago

You got in bed with them, Sam. Feels great, doesn't it?

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 years, 2 months ago

Norquist, stay out of our state. You and your no taxer friends should be flying, should be driving on our roads, shouldn't be even using the internet. My mother's generation would be ashamed of your hatred of your country.

Steve King 3 years, 2 months ago

Did Brownback sign one of them there loyalty oaths with Grover when he was in Congress? How long do those last? Seems that trickle down thing dried up.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 years, 2 months ago

Couldn't a loyalty oath to someone other than Kansas be grounds for a recall?

James Howlette 3 years, 2 months ago

Not unless it's also grounds for felony charges.

Paul R Getto 3 years, 2 months ago

Soon, Grover can help drown Kansas in a bathtub.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 3 years, 2 months ago

Ok, so, Republican politicians have to sign loyalty oaths to their party, loyalty oaths to Norquist, and we have no idea what goes on behind the scenes in these ALEC conventions. When are people who vote Republican going to get a clue that they are voting for someone who has to represent a whole bunch of other people, before they represent the voters and taxpayers?

Steve King 3 years, 2 months ago

A sidebar I know but what's up with Carol Williams being a no show at the Federal Grand Jury? Nothing in the media for two weeks now. This is a big deal. Where are all the investigative journalists? Why has this been dropped like a hot potato. Something stinks.

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