Demand creates jobs, not tax cuts
The assumption behind the state’s tax cuts is that they will allow job creators to hire more people. However, a lower tax rate or no taxes will not increase the demand for my goods or services. If there is no demand or continued growth in our economy, then reducing my business tax rate will only create an increased personal net worth.
All the discussion that lower taxes will allow business owners to employ more people is a false assumption. I will hire only if that person is needed to fill the added demand for my products.
I do not understand why we continue to deplete our resources in education, health, infrastructure and other areas that will need to take the hit while the state of Kansas gives additional tax breaks to the job creators. If it’s true that lower taxes will spur job growth, then why are the job creators taxed at all?
May is National Mental Health Month. Within the month, there are national initiatives aimed at raising awareness of children and mental health.
The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas would like to invite the public to a free fun event to recognize children’s mental health awareness in Wichita. The intent is to make our community aware that children’s mental illness is real, common and treatable.
This awareness-raising event will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at Sedgwick County Park, Shelter 4. A balloon launch will occur at 2 p.m.; all attending will have an opportunity to launch various colored balloons representing different age groups of children who are affected by mental illness. Other activities include a moonwalk, face painting, water balloon volleyball, Hula-Hoops, a Sedgwick County law enforcement car and fire truck display, the DARE van, and free water and popcorn. Mental wellness resources will be available.
Children’s case management
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
Pay fair share
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a sweeping income-tax cut. It will eliminate taxes on the profit of about 191,000 companies in the state.
I realize that this will help small companies to grow and, we hope, bring new business to Kansas. However, I think that businesses should pay a certain amount of taxes, given that the rest of the individual residents pay taxes.
The administration is helping pay for its tax cuts by turning Medicaid into a private managed-care system. I do not need Medicaid services, but I feel that any cut in service is wrong and would be a disservice to the community.
VELMA L. OVEREEM