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Kansas to infuriate the “What’s the matter with Kansas?” crowd by ending its income tax
coachisright.com ^ | JANUARY 30TH, 2013 | Emma Karlin, staff writer

Posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:26 AM PST by jmaroneps37

In 2004 liberal writer and native Kansan Thomas Frank published, “What’s the matter with Kansas?” his smugly title indictment of the intelligence of Kansans because the state had become such a reliable conservative Republican state.

Yes Kansas has inflicted the phony Kathleen Sebelius and that is no minor infraction, but generally Kansas has refused to bow at the altar of liberalism and that has driven defectively wired liberals like Frank up the wall.

Now Kansas has another nasty surprise for liberals. The Sun Flower State’s Governor Republican Sam Brownback and its legislatures which are both lopsidedly controlled by Republicans want to do away with the State’s income tax.

The Republicans in Kansas weren’t intimidated by Barack Obama’s victory last November. They held the reins of power and fully intend to drive the state in a manner they hope will make it a model for other states to follow.

The changes in how Kansas will be governed have already started. The Republicans provided the largest tax cut in state history and handed off most of its Medicaid system to private insurers.

Brownback has cut welfare rolls, pared down the state’s own workforce and reorganized government agencies to streamline them for maximum efficiency.

Next up is the ubiquitous pension reform that is the center piece of Republican controlled state reorganization. Just for good measure he wants to change the process of picking judges and financing state education goals.

“…whining from Democrats has already begun. They are crying that, “It [tax cuts] kind of eliminates a large group of Kansans out of that pursuit of happiness.”

In response Brownback says, “I think the unique thing is that we’re applying the principles on how you get your cost down and still provide a high-quality product.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: kansas
There's nothing wrong with Kansas that a few less liberals wouldn't fix.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:28 AM PST by jmaroneps37
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To: jmaroneps37; cripplecreek; onyx
Kansas has some really smart people and some really stupid ones.

Brownback was and is little more than a RINO.

But we have Conservatives on the Local levels that push him to do these sorts of things.

Proud to be from and in Kansas.

P.S. I heard on KMBZ that Missouri is going ape over this, but the Democrats say don't worry it will cause Kansas to have a deficit. Lols!


2 posted on 01/30/2013 8:28:31 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Use a waterhose and soap on Lawrence, and chase the feral entitlement zombies out of Topeka and Wichita, and Kansas would be more conservative than a John Birch convention.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 8:34:02 AM PST by DCBryan1 (Dear Congress Critter: Help create jobs and support RKBA by repealing 18 USC 922 (o).)
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To: KC_Lion

I like to see this for Colorado but no chance right now unless the GOP controls the legislature and the Governor’s mansion again.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 8:37:10 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: DCBryan1; CORedneck
Lawrence is the Problem.

Hell you could look at practically any election map and if you see a little blue dot in a sea of red. You can bet your bottom dollar that their is a University there.

Either that or Major Cities, that is why Jefferson abhorred them. A vast swath of non self reliant people susceptible to Class War rhetoric.

5 posted on 01/30/2013 8:45:58 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

OMG NH, what the hell happened to you???

(Retorical question; I know the answer: Massholes)


6 posted on 01/30/2013 9:21:13 AM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

New Hampshire’s REAL problem is New Yorkers...much worse than Massh*les...


7 posted on 01/30/2013 9:26:51 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jmaroneps37

There’s no better example of the obtuseness of libs like Frank who legitimately wonder why many Americans refuse to be wards of the state. “Don’t you want all the “freebies” government will give you?” they bleat. NO! and HELL NO!


8 posted on 01/30/2013 9:29:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: jmaroneps37

SHOW ME that giant suckin’ sound...


9 posted on 01/30/2013 9:30:39 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: jmaroneps37

While eliminating the income tax is good, I am looking for a state that will eventually eliminate domicile property taxes. This means if you have a primary residence on a given maximum amount of land, say one acre, you are exempt from property taxes. Anything beyond that is not exempt.

The big, philosophical purpose of this is the restoration of the idea that people *own* their homes and their land, *not* that they just “lease” them from the government, for which they have to perpetually pay “rent” in the form of property taxes.

This would not be open to corporations or investors, or renters, and a property owner would have to be a 6 months and 1 day legal resident of that state and county and live on that property.

In addition, the home and land could be in a family trust, so it would be exempt from inheritance tax as well.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 9:35:26 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Exactly, Y! Kansas property taxes are INSANE.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 9:40:06 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: jmaroneps37
“It [tax cuts] kind of eliminates a large group of Kansans out of that pursuit of happiness.”

Now, I heard everything from LIBERALS: paying an income tax is a 'pursuit of HAPPINESS??' Really??

If that is the case, I'll be sad!!

12 posted on 01/30/2013 10:12:43 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: who knows what evil?

You mean those ahole senators from NY like Kennedy?


13 posted on 01/30/2013 10:17:06 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: ExCTCitizen

The problem is the Kansans the ‘rats are referring to pursue happiness on somebody else’s nickel.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 10:45:57 AM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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MO is really going nuts over this, as well as the fact that KS wants to end their corporate income tax as well. There have been LOTS of radio advertisements I’ve heard about this.

Oh, and KS is a Right to Work state, while MO is still a wholly owned subsidiary of the unions.

It’s driving the lefties crazy!

Mark


15 posted on 01/30/2013 10:56:54 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: KC_Lion

Looking at your map, you hit the nail on the head...

In KS, that blue dot is Lawrence (and maybe Manhattan) KS, home of KU (and K-State). The rest of the state is pretty conservative, with the possible exceptions of Johnson & Wyandotte counties (Metro Kansas City MO & KS.)

If you look right next door, MO has 3 hard core blue areas... Kansas City and St Louis, as well as Columbia in the center of the state, home of Missou (University of Missouri.)

Mark


16 posted on 01/30/2013 11:01:35 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: KC_Lion

when you look at the map, even in some of the blue states you’ll see red...(CA,OR, WA, CT (Litchfield County) NY, PA) and even some of the blue is not dark... (ME, OR, WA, FL)


17 posted on 01/30/2013 11:06:33 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: KC_Lion

Gotta be proud of Oklahoma...........


18 posted on 01/30/2013 11:06:34 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LAVE)
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To: MarkL
Strangely K-State didn't turn its county blue (this time)

But you are right you can see the Democrat Enclaves from St. Louis to Lawrence lols!

Oh, and KS is a Right to Work state, while MO is still a wholly owned subsidiary of the unions.

Yep, the defense the dems are getting for not lowering taxes in Missouri is that Tax Cuts cause deficits.

Never mind the fact that the state would get more money if it just took a little bit from everyone instead of a large lump sum from One Person and then that person move away.

They really are that stupid.

19 posted on 01/30/2013 11:09:25 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Looks like Texas has a severe infection in its southern flank.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 11:15:31 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: jmaroneps37

It would be difficult to imagine Kansas property taxes being hiked to the point of the government owning all of the land, but that appears to be the plan of bureaucrats and their friends in government-linked services.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 11:17:26 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: longfellow
The conservatives counties in NH are along the Mass/NH border; where the conservatives have fled north. The people moving here from suburban NYC have flipped this state into a liberal mecca. You can't let your wives and children go out around the neighborhood anymore due to the foul language being used by the 'imports' during their wild outdoor gatherings. NH now has TWO nasty female Democrat Congresswomen, and another as Governor. Even John Sununu has lamented the number of conservatives fleeing the state to the south and west.

I'm no fan of any New England state, but facts are facts. Please note that I did NOT say 'all NY'ers are ruining NH'...that would be ridiculous.

22 posted on 01/30/2013 11:18:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"This means if you have a primary residence on a given maximum amount of land, say one acre, you are exempt from property taxes."

Might want to make that a primary residence up to 160 acres or so. Let 'em at least have a chance to produce enough to eat on some of the more sterile and cheap lots in the west.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 11:25:08 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: jmaroneps37

It’s got Missouri talking about a flat tax.

Thank you Kansas!


24 posted on 01/30/2013 11:26:41 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

Meant to say it has Missouri talking about a consumption tax instead of income tax.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 11:28:13 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Osage Orange
Oklahoma, Utah and Former Die Hard Democrat West Virginia!

Not ONE county went to Ubama.

Of course Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut are true for voting against Mittens.

26 posted on 01/30/2013 11:30:30 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: ExCTCitizen; COBOL2Java
We need to start counting electoral votes by counties.

Because once the Illegals turns Texas Blue, we will never EVER win another presidential election ever again.

27 posted on 01/30/2013 11:31:51 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
"Brownback was and is little more than a RINO."

Instead of replying with the usual form letters, he had some nasty things to say to conservative marriage and family advocates during the '90s. He served certain "progressive" influences from Washburn, N.O.W. and remnants of the old mob in southeast KS.


28 posted on 01/30/2013 11:44:39 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
I remember when he was campaigning for Senator back in like 2004 or whenever it was.

He stopped by my Sisters High School and she got to ask him a question on Illegal Immigration and he simply danced around it.

Pitiful.

29 posted on 01/30/2013 11:49:18 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: jmaroneps37
I heard it said that no revenue stream once created by the state has ever been terminated.

I once believed it, though mostly out of cynicism.

Now, I know it not to be true.

There is hope.

30 posted on 01/30/2013 12:05:01 PM PST by Oratam
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To: familyop

I was thinking of that, but if the land is used for agricultural purposes, I suspect the feds would use that as an excuse to horn in. Granted the state could likely figure out some way around it, to provide them tax abatement, but that can get real deep, real fast, so I wouldn’t want to tie it to residential abatement.

Even as is, I can imagine federal litigation from corporations and speculators that want in on the deal. There are always scoundrels willing to exploit any opportunity to make a buck.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 3:03:43 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: jmaroneps37

There’s nothing wrong with Kansas that a few less liberals wouldn’t fix.
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Put a bounty on them...........


32 posted on 01/30/2013 10:25:05 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a Democrat above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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