From the WSJ “The wealthiest state in the U.S. is having trouble collecting enough money to pay its bills, and the Democratic governor doesn’t think taxing the rich is the answer anymore.
After two decades of robust growth, Connecticut forecasts it will come in $400 million short in income-tax collections this fiscal year, worsening a budget crisis that has prompted all three major ratings firms recently to downgrade the state’s credit rating.”
I thought only Kansas was having Budget Shortfalls and that it was all because of Sam Brownback and that “The Rich” weren’t paying their “Fair Share”.
Evidently, that is wrong on all counts.
I think that it’s time to enact the “Flat Tax” so that all Kansans are “Taxpayers”.
That way, everyone has some skin in the game and will be more aware of how taxpayer dollars are being spent, or in many cases, squandered.
Kevin Henderson, Halstead
Prior to Affordable Care Act, our family was at times without health insurance as we built our small business. Once we acquired insurance, we saw our annual insurance premiums rise by double every couple of years. As our son, who has juvenile diabetes, reached adulthood, we were faced with insuring him outside of our plan. The inferior insurance of the high-risk pool was as costly as insuring the two of us together!
Fortunately, ACA provided access to insurance at a manageable price. Our insurance today is better insurance for less cost in adjusted-for-inflation dollars than before. ACA allows us to invest in our community without fear that we are one illness away from financial ruin. The American Health Care Act of 2017 would return us to a prior-to-ACA world.
For us, this is not a partisan issue. It is a daily life issue. There are many things on which we can amicably agree to disagree. This is not one of them. My representatives voting for AHCA endangers my family. I believe that our members of Congress are men of honor and mean us no harm. However, we need them to support and improve the ACA rather than destroying it. Our survival depends on it.
Cheryl Savage, Bel Aire
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