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Jenkins touts tax reform

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President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said today that one of the first post-election orders of business is to reach a deal to reduce the nation's debt.

Boehner offered to pursue a deal with Obama, who won a second term on Tuesday, that would include higher revenues as part of a revamped tax code that reduced rates for all, according to The Associated Press.

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, said as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, she was ready to work on overhauling the tax code.

"Tax reform will raise revenue, reduce the $1 trillion in spending through the tax code, make the code more fair, efficient, and easier to comply with, and encourage job creation," said Jenkins, who also won re-election last night to represent the district that includes all of Douglas County.

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headdoctor 1 year, 5 months ago

What this article is missing is a caveat from John Boehner. He said he was willing to work with Obama as long as the plan was something the Republicans could live with. Translation. It will be business as usual if not an out right double down by the Republicans. They are insisting on living in an alternate reality. That same reality cost them the election.

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James Nelson 1 year, 5 months ago

Lynn Jenkins has never had an original thought in her life and is wasting her and our time in Washington. This Kansas republican machine is responsible for total fiscal chaos here in Kansas and for sending worthless people whose only interest is in creating class warfare in America by spending all their time thinking up ways to further separate the rich from the poor and dwindling middle class. The voters in Kansas are really pissing me off by their inability to see through the greed and selfishness of the republican party.

All Lynn Jenkins can do is parrot her party's leaders. There is never a new idea from her. All the republicans can say is that the entire fiscal mess the country is in is all the poor and middle class' fault so they want them to be responsible for fixing the whole mess. The rich should get more tax cuts.

National republicans are as bad or worse than Sam Brownback when it comes to fiscal irresponsibility. The reason we are in the mess in the first place is because the republican Bush had to have huge tax cuts while at the same time starting two wars that were never paid for. As far as I am concerned Bush and Cheney should be arrested for intentionally misleading the nation about reasons for getting us into the war in Iraq. It rises to a treasonous threshhold when you consider they took the word of a foreign government's spy agency who offerred no proof over that of an administration official who actually traveled around the world and found no evidence of any kind to support the foreign spy agency's charge, all because the administration official was a democrat. So now the paranoid Bush administration decided it could not trust any democrat member of its own administration. According to republicans, from that moment on the poor and middle class in America have been responsible for every economic problem that America has faced and every measure they have introduced has been designed to help the new "poor" who are actually the rich.

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Mike Ford 1 year, 5 months ago

I called her topeka office this morning and asked the clowns if they'd gotten the message that they can no longer twittle their thumbs and act like their inaction is Obama's fault....kansas can no longer put it's head in the sand....

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JackMcKee 1 year, 5 months ago

A consumption based tax in a consumption based economy is a recipe for disaster.

One thing I will promise you, very little of the Tea Party's/AFP/Kochs ideas are going to find their way into what gets passed. There is nothing fair about the "Fair Tax". Jenkins should just shut up. Nobody in DC cares what that bimbo has to say.

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chootspa 1 year, 5 months ago

Jenkins brags about her lack of math skills. Sorry, but you can't have lower rates for all and more revenue at the same time without some magical thinking.

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bobberboy 1 year, 5 months ago

Oh !!!!! Jeezzzzz - ole bigmouth and bonehead - hear we go again. You republicans better get your lazy rich a$$e$ to work (with the democrats) to fix this country or you're going to be out come next time !!!!!! We are all very aware of your "getting in the way of progress". Jenkins - you should be glad you live in a state where most of the people are clueless and continue to vote for you !!! If I were you I'd be thanking my lucky star and then get your lazy butt out there and get to work with the democrats to fix this country !!!!!!

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