"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

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tim Carpenter: GOV. SAM BROWNBACK WILL VETO BILL DRAMATICALLY RAISING INCOME TAXES PASSED BY LEGISLATURE @ Topeka Capital Journal


[Excerpt] ... “I won’t sign it and I will veto this bill,” Brownback said in a brief speech at the Kansas Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in Topeka. “I do ask the people in this room to help us sustain this veto. This is bad policy for Kansas. This will hurt growth in this state. At the same time the administration in Washington is moving to cut taxes, we’d be raising.”

Brownback told an audience that included dozens of current and former GOP politicians who enthusiastically cheered his veto vow that legislators who voted for the bill wrapped their arms around a punitive tax plan that retroactively raised income taxes on working Kansans. State legislators endorsing the measure ignored his request to cut spending before asking Kansans to swallow another big increase in taxation, he said. ... [End of Excerpt]

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