"I will tell the people what's going on at the statehouse. I'm going to treat the capitol as a borderline crime scene. ... If businesses don't have to pay taxes, the burden should not be on those trying to feed themselves." - The Valley Falls Vindicator & Oskaloosa Independent, March 3, 2016.

Across Kansas the top 1% are looting and on-the-loose, pitting us against each other. Communities in Jefferson County need to democratically prepare themselves for food and energy autonomy.

- MICHAEL CADDELL, Publisher

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Tim Carpenter: CAPITOL RALLY PARTICIPANTS LOOK TO BITE BULLET ON TAX REFORM @ Topeka Capital Journal

The infamous campaign advertisement placed in Jefferson County newspapers last week before Election Day 2016.
My favorite quote from the article: [Joan Wagnon] ...
“There may be individual parts that some might object to, but on balance it’s fair. It will do the job of raising tax revenue. I love the third tax bracket. When they went to two brackets they destroyed the progressivity of the income tax and destroyed their ability to raise money,” Wagnon said. ...
Omitting the extreme disparity of the 1% of the 1% that I provided during the telephone interview, Carpenter still reported an overview of my proposed remedy. The article was short, but I got the last four paragraphs of the 16 in the article.
"Nortonville resident Michael Caddell, who campaigned unsuccessfully for a Kansas House seat in an old Ford truck with signs calling for impeachment of Brownback, said the emphasis of tax reform ought to be on legislation significantly raising the income tax on the most wealthy of Kansans.
Campaign 2016 Truck War Banner 
“I’m going to take the truck up there regularly. I’m going to park the truck so he can see it,” Caddell said.
Caddell said he would urge lawmakers dismiss talk of a gasoline tax increase and have the courage to apply to the richest 1 percent of Kansas residents a 13.5 percent income tax rate. In 2012, he said, the top 1 percent in Kansas earned an average of $1.09 million.
“A hard-and-fast taxation of the top 1 percent income is the immediate remedy,” said Caddell, who was featured in campaign ads holding a double-barrel musket and lost the November general election in the 47th District."
Read the complete article here. 

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