Given concerns that a sales tax increase could disproportionately impact the poor, why didn't Gov. Mark Parkinson propose an income tax increase instead? "Because there is no way we could ever pass an income tax," he told The Eagle editorial board. "It's just not possible." Parkinson said that if he would have proposed an income tax increase, "the outrage would have been by multiples" of that heard when he proposed raising the statewide sales tax. One of the groups that likely would have screamed is the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, which recently adopted a legislative platform calling for the elimination of both the corporate and personal income taxes in Kansas.