Skip to comments.Column: Ray McCarty – “Numbers don’t lie…Kansas profiting from tax cut”
Posted on 07/21/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT by jonefab
While Governor Nixon travels the state telling taxpayers he cant cut their taxes, Kansas cuts taxes and welcomes new jobs.
When Kansas passed a series of tax cuts for businesses and individuals during the 2012 legislative session, the media and liberal politicians scoffed. How can state revenues grow if taxes are cut? they asked. Gloom and doom followed. Media and politicians across the country, even within the state borders, predicted financial chaos, massive state service cuts, even bankruptcy.
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Because the pie grows, dumbasses. Set aside your class envy for a moment, and maybe you could learn something economically.
You can’t explain common sense and proven economics to stupid people.
The cuts are awesome. Business is exploding here in Wichita, I can’t believe all the construction going on.
Many lib pols know tax cuts work to grow revenue, but they’re constitutionally unable to admit it. Even Charles Gibson couldn’t get Obama to admit they worked. Obama was concerned about “fairness” of course. Actually, he didn’t care about fairness, he simply wants control. Like all leftists.
The Kansas City Star has been relentless in their attacks on Kansas and Governor Brownback for their irresponsible behavior. But, their are no border crossing guards along State Line Avenue, so people and businesses quietly make rationale decisions and move on the Kansas side. Meanwhile, the city of Kansas City, MO works tirelessly to become more like Detroit every day.
How can suffocating people breathe if you don't strangle them?
When I visited I couldn’t believe the difference between the two sides of Kansas City. Stayed on the Kansas side and enjoyed every bit of it :)
It depends where you are on the Laffer Curve. Neither tax increases nor cuts always result increased revenues.
Also there are many factors that affect revenues aside from rates.
I guess the “show me” state is now the “show me up” state.
Also note that while Republicans hold majorities in both houses of their legislature, these majorities are not big enough to override the governor without Democrats. And the Democrats support Nixon on high taxes.
The problem is that as revenues increase, so does spending. Politicians take the windfall and ratchet up their irresponsibility, dreaming up every bigger fantasy projects and rewards for their cronies.
It seems that taxpayers never win. :-(
Kansas makes off with our jobs, our taxes and
laughs Laffers all the way to the bank
It's not as simple as all that. The Kansas tax cuts have been in effect for only a couple of months so they can't have been the cause of the job figures for the last year. It's primarily because the Kansas and Missouri sides of the KC area have been poaching company HQs from each other for years, all fueled by tax incentives. Garmin moves to Kansas, Applebee moves to Missouri, AMC moves to Kansas, and now Freightquote.com is moving to Missouri. That's probably a big reason for the job growth,
Brownback's tax plan will likely create jobs in the long run. But they've got a deficit in their next budget that they have to plug, and it'll be interesting to see how they do it.
Exactly. I would add to this that many leftists also want to ‘punish’. Liberal politics attracts narcissists and ideologues.