I’m trying to think of one retired senator or congressman from Kansas who actually lives here. They say they want to fight for Kansas values, but then when they retire Kansas isn’t good enough for them. It’s news when our beloved Bob Dole comes back to visit.
People typically indifferent to the poor are now using them to convince us the 1-cent sales tax for five years would be a hardship. If we vote “no,” everyone’s water rates could increase 52 percent for perpetuity. In many homes, that would be a worse budget hit.
The city of Wichita has a comprehensive plan for the sales tax. I don’t know why the opponents keep saying there is no plan. I hope people do their research and don’t listen to the naysayers. We need to move this community forward. I’m voting “yes.”
The politicians and celebrities (Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie) coming to Kansas to influence our vote offend me. They have never lived in Kansas, don’t pay taxes in Kansas and don’t give a hoot what happens here. I wish they would stay home.
Successful businesses didn’t get that way by squandering their money, so it should come as no surprise that they expect something in return for large political donations – thus the buying of elected officials. Think how nice it would be if there were no PACs and if donations were severely limited.
Poor people spend every dollar they make on food, shelter and clothing. So an increase in sales tax directly affects how much they are able to purchase. Take away the buying potential of 90 percent of the populace, and the economy will slow down.
Politicians need to tell voters what accomplishments are on their resume. They also should explain their plans and how they are going to implement them. If all they can do is sling mud, they should not expect my vote.
The proposed 1 percent sales tax increase will cost a family of modest means $161 per year. For them, that’s a week’s groceries. For the well-off, it’s not even a nice dinner out. Vote “no” for the sales tax increase.
Kansans, rejoice. The tax code states that citizens “shall” pay tax on income, property, purchases, etc. Now that Kansas judges have redefined “shall” to mean “only if you want to,” taxes are optional.
An Eagle editorial stated that Wichitans are hungry and relying on charities to survive. On the front page, also on Wednesday, an article stated how the proposed tax increase would affect families. Increasing the sales tax will make it even harder to buy groceries. Kansas, stop taxing groceries and everyone benefits.